339 Dorothea

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339 Dorothea
Discovery
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery date 25 September 1892
Designations
MPC designation (339) Dorothea
Named after
Dorothea Klumpke
1892 G
Main belt (Eos)
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 123.55 yr (45128 d)
Aphelion 3.3041 AU (494.29 Gm)
Perihelion 2.71937 AU (406.812 Gm)
3.01176 AU (450.553 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.097082
5.23 yr (1909.1 d)
271.598°
0° 11m 18.852s / day
Inclination 9.9640°
173.512°
164.360°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 38.25±1.6 km
5.974 h (0.2489 d)
0.2431±0.021
S (Tholen)
K (SMASSII)
9.24

339 Dorothea is a large main belt asteroid that was discovered by German astronomer Max Wolf on 25 September 1892 in Heidelberg.

This is a member of the dynamic Eos family of asteroids that were probably formed as the result of a collisional breakup of a parent body.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "339 Dorothea", JPL Small-Body Database Browser, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, retrieved 11 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, retrieved 2013-04-06. 

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