840 Zenobia

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840 Zenobia
Discovery
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date 25 September 1916
Designations
1916 AK
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 99.23 yr (36243 d)
Aphelion 3.4448 AU (515.33 Gm)
Perihelion 2.8197 AU (421.82 Gm)
3.1322 AU (468.57 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.099775
5.54 yr (2024.8 d)
73.117°
0° 10m 40.08s / day
Inclination 9.9848°
272.773°
10.358°
Earth MOID 1.80367 AU (269.825 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 1.68787 AU (252.502 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.182
Physical characteristics
5.565 h (0.2319 d)
10.0

840 Zenobia is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. It was discovered by German astronomer Max Wolf at Heidelberg on September 25, 1916. The origin of the name is uncertain, but it may be named after the Slavic god of the hunt.[2]

Photometric observations of the asteroid during 2006 at the Palmer Divide Observatory in Colorado Springs, Colorado, were used to generate a light curve with a period of 5.565 ± 0.005 hours and a variation in brightness of 0.20 ± 0.02 magnitude.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "840 Zenobia (1916 AK)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003), Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, 1, Springer, p. 77, ISBN 3540002383. 
  3. ^ Warner, Brian D. (September 2006), "Asteroid lightcurve analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory - late 2005 and early 2006", The Minor Planet Bulletin, 33: 58–62, Bibcode:2006MPBu...33...58W. 

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