876 Scott

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876 Scott
Discovery
Discovered by J. Palisa
Discovery site Vienna
Discovery date 20 June 1917
Designations
MPC designation (876) Scott
1917 CH
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 98.76 yr (36073 days)
Aphelion 3.3490 AU (501.00 Gm)
Perihelion 2.6681 AU (399.14 Gm)
3.0085 AU (450.07 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.11316
5.22 yr (1906.0 d)
270.962°
0° 11m 19.932s / day
Inclination 11.361°
150.966°
211.651°
Earth MOID 1.67015 AU (249.851 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.09064 AU (312.755 Gm)
TJupiter 3.211
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
10.94±1 km
11.8137 h (0.49224 d)
0.1626±0.034
10.89

876 Scott is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. For a long time, its name had been falsely attributed to Robert Falcon Scott. In fact, it was named after discoverer Johann Palisa's financial supporter Miss E. Scott.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "876 Scott (1917 CH)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ Lutz D. Schmadel: (876) Scott. In: Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer, Berlin 2003, p. 79.

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