863 Benkoela

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863 Benkoela
Discovery
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date 9 February 1917
Designations
1917 BH
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 99.11 yr (36199 days)
Aphelion 3.2950 AU (492.92 Gm)
Perihelion 3.1059 AU (464.64 Gm)
3.2004 AU (478.77 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.029538
5.73 yr (2091.3 d)
52.959°
0° 10m 19.704s / day
Inclination 25.418°
116.948°
95.689°
Earth MOID 2.15664 AU (322.629 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 1.91339 AU (286.239 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.042
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
13.53±0.75 km
8.20 h (0.342 d)
0.5952±0.070
9.02

863 Benkoela is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by German astronomer Max Wolf on February 9, 1917 from Heidelberg.

10µ radiometric data collected from Kitt Peak in 1975 gave a diameter estimate of 34 km.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "863 Benkoela", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Morrison, D.; Chapman, C. R. (March 1976), "Radiometric diameters for an additional 22 asteroids", Astrophysical Journal 204, pp. 934–939, Bibcode:2008mgm..conf.2594S, doi:10.1142/9789812834300_0469. 

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