|Discovered by||J. Comas Solá|
|Discovery date||3 February 1921|
|MPC designation||(945) Barcelona|
|Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)|
|Uncertainty parameter 0|
|Observation arc||92.54 yr (33802 days)|
|Aphelion||3.0656 AU (458.61 Gm)|
|Perihelion||2.2037 AU (329.67 Gm)|
|2.6347 AU (394.15 Gm)|
|4.28 yr (1562.0 d)|
|0° 13m 49.692s / day|
|7.36 h (0.307 d)|
945 Barcelona is a minor planet orbiting the Sun in the Asteroid belt. It was discovered 3 February 1921 from Barcelona by the Catalan astronomer Josep Comas Solá (1868–1937) and named for the city of Barcelona (Spain), the birthplace of the discoverer. It has an estimated diameter of 25.5 km.
This object is the namesake of a Barcelona family of approximately 300 stony asteroids that share similar spectral properties and orbital elements; hence they may have arisen from the same collisional event. All members have a relatively high orbital inclination.
- Yeomans, Donald K., "945 Barcelona", JPL Small-Body Database Browser, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, retrieved 2 May 2016.
- Novaković, Bojan; et al. (November 2011), "Families among high-inclination asteroids", Icarus, 216 (1), pp. 69–81, arXiv:1108.3740, Bibcode:2011Icar..216...69N, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2011.08.016.
- 945 Barcelona at AstDyS-2, Asteroids—Dynamic Site
- 945 Barcelona at the JPL Small-Body Database
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