892 Seeligeria

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892 Seeligeria
Discovery
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date 31 May 1918
Designations
1918 DR
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 97.87 yr (35747 days)
Aphelion 3.5632 AU (533.05 Gm)
Perihelion 2.8970 AU (433.39 Gm)
3.2301 AU (483.22 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.10312
5.81 yr (2120.4 d)
83.4390°
0° 10m 11.208s / day
Inclination 21.335°
175.926°
287.377°
Earth MOID 1.98994 AU (297.691 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 1.66162 AU (248.575 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.071
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
38.01±0.8 km
15.78 h,[2] 41.40 h (1.725 d)[1]
0.0485±0.002
9.7

892 Seeligeria is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by German astronomer Max Wolf on May 31, 1918 in Heidelberg and assigned a preliminary designation of 1918 DR. It was named after German astronomer Hugo Hans von Seeliger.

Photometric observations at the Oakley Observatory in Terre Haute, Indiana during 2007 were used to build a light curve for 892 Seeligeria. The asteroid displayed a rotation period of 15.78 ± 0.04 hours and a brightness variation of 0.35 ± 0.07 in magnitude.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "892 Seeligeria (1918 DR)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Shipley, Heath; et al. (September 2008), "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory: September 2007" (PDF), The Minor Planet Bulletin, 35 (3), pp. 99–101, Bibcode:2008MPBu...35...99S, retrieved 2013-03-23. 

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