9134 Encke

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Encke
Discovery[1]
Discovered by C. J. van Houten, I. van Houten-Groeneveld
Discovery site Leiden University
Discovery date 24 September 1960
Designations
MPC designation 9134
Named after
Johann Franz Encke
4822 P-L, 1992 AX2[1]
Orbital characteristics[1][2]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 20249 days (55.44 yr)
Aphelion 3.0025296 AU (449.17203 Gm)
Perihelion 2.8109109 AU (420.50629 Gm)
2.9067202 AU (434.83915 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.0329613
4.96 yr (1810.1 d)
99.747994°
0° 11m 55.981s / day
Inclination 2.747694°
135.75756°
181.70448°
Earth MOID 1.79527 AU (268.569 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.08864 AU (312.456 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.282
Physical characteristics
14.3[1]

9134 Encke (4822 P-L) is an asteroid-belt asteroid discovered on 24 September 1960 by Cornelis Johannes van Houten and Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld at Leiden University, on photographic plates from the Palomar Observatory.[1]

It is named for the astronomer Johann Franz Encke. It shares its name with the Comet Encke.

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