846 Lipperta

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846 Lipperta
Discovered byGyllenberg, K.
Discovery date26 November 1916
MPC designation(846) Lipperta
Main belt[1]
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc99.23 yr (36245 d)
Aphelion3.6963 AU (552.96 Gm) (Q)
Perihelion2.5562 AU (382.40 Gm) (q)
3.1262 AU (467.67 Gm) (a)
Eccentricity0.18235 (e)
5.53 yr (2019.0 d)
27.575° (M)
0° 10m 41.916s / day (n)
Inclination0.26427° (i)
261.44° (Ω)
129.22° (ω)
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
26.205±0.7 km (IRAS)
Mass1.5×1017 kg (assumed)
1,641 h (68.4 d)[1][2]

846 Lipperta is a Themistian asteroid.

Based on lightcurve studies, Lipperta has a rotation period of 1641 hours, but this figure is based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.[1] The lack of variation in brightness could be caused by (a) very slow rotation, (b) near pole-on viewing aspect, or (c) a spherical body with uniform albedo.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 846 Lipperta (1916 AT)" (2011-12-01 last obs). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b Buchheim, Robert K.; Gartrelle, Gordon M. (July 2011). "846 Lipperta: A Very Slow Rotator". The Minor Planet Bulletin. 38 (3): 151–153. Bibcode:2011MPBu...38..151B. ISSN 1052-8091.

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