879 Ricarda

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879 Ricarda
Discovery
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date 22 July 1917
Designations
Named after
Ricarda Huch
1917 CJ
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 98.74 yr (36066 days)
Aphelion 2.9230 AU (437.27 Gm)
Perihelion 2.1433 AU (320.63 Gm)
2.5332 AU (378.96 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.15390
4.03 yr (1472.6 d)
167.363°
0° 14m 40.056s / day
Inclination 13.669°
269.958°
96.549°
Earth MOID 1.19256 AU (178.404 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.65883 AU (397.755 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.394
Physical characteristics
82.9 h (3.45 d)
11.0

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "879 Ricarda", JPL Small-Body Database Browser, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Veeder, G. J.; et al. (March 1995), "Eos, Koronis, and Maria family asteroids: Infrared (JHK) photometry", Icarus, 114, pp. 186–196, Bibcode:1995Icar..114..186V, CiteSeerX 10.1.1.31.2739Freely accessible, doi:10.1006/icar.1995.1053. 

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