871 Amneris

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871 Amneris
Discovery
Discovered byMax Wolf
Discovery siteHeidelberg
Discovery date14 May 1917
Designations
MPC designation(871) Amneris
1917 BY
Main belt
Amneris family
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc108.93 yr (39786 days)
Aphelion2.4891 AU (372.36 Gm)
Perihelion1.9555 AU (292.54 Gm)
2.2223 AU (332.45 Gm)
Eccentricity0.12006
3.31 yr (1210.0 d)
340.333°
0° 17m 51.036s / day
Inclination4.2509°
158.026°
66.284°
Physical characteristics
12.6

871 Amneris is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. It is the namesake of the Amneris family, a subgroup of the Flora family of Main Belt asteroids.

This asteroid was named after Amneris, a character in Giuseppe Verdi's Aida.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "871 Amneris (1917 BY)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ "(871) Amneris". (871) Amneris In: Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer. 2003. p. 79. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_872. ISBN 978-3-540-29925-7.

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