937 Bethgea

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937 Bethgea
Discovery
Discovered by K. Reinmuth
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date 12 September 1920
Designations
1920 HO; A916 GA; 1946 GC; 1959 EQ
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 99.97 yr (36513 days)
Aphelion 2.7160 AU (406.31 Gm)
Perihelion 1.7473 AU (261.39 Gm)
2.2317 AU (333.86 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.21703
3.33 yr (1217.7 d)
296.008°
0° 17m 44.304s / day
Inclination 3.6963°
243.574°
72.509°
Earth MOID 0.737654 AU (110.3515 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.5758 AU (385.33 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.608
Physical characteristics
8.356 h,[2] 7.5390 h (0.31413 d)[1]
11.83

937 Bethgea is an S or R-type asteroid[2] belonging to the Flora family in the Main Belt. It was discovered by German astronomer Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth on September 12, 1920 from Heidelberg.

Photometric observations of this asteroid made at the Torino Observatory in Italy during 1990–1991 were used to determine a synodic rotation period of 8.356 ± 0.006 hours.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yeomans, Donald K., "937 Bethgea", JPL Small-Body Database Browser, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b di Martino, M.; et al. (February 1994), "Lightcurves and rotational periods of nine main belt asteroids", Icarus, 107 (2), pp. 269–275, Bibcode:1994Icar..107..269D, doi:10.1006/icar.1994.1022. 
  3. ^ [1]

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