879 Ricarda

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879 Ricarda
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date July 22, 1917
Named after
Ricarda Huch
1917 CJ
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 2.922 AU
Perihelion 2.140 AU
2.531 AU
Eccentricity 0.155
4.027 a
Inclination 13.681°
Physical characteristics
82.9 h

879 Ricarda is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by German astronomer Max Wolf on July 22, 1917.

This is a member of the dynamic Maria family of asteroids that most likely formed as the result of a collisional breakup of a parent body.[2]

It is named after German intellectual Ricarda Huch. Main-belt asteroid 8847 Huch is also named after her.


  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "879 Ricarda", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  2. ^ Veeder, G. J. et al. (March 1995), "Eos, Koronis, and Maria family asteroids: Infrared (JHK) photometry", Icarus 114: 186–196, Bibcode:1995Icar..114..186V, doi:10.1006/icar.1995.1053, CiteSeerX: 

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