421 Zähringia

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421 Zähringia
Discovery [1]
Discovered by M. F. Wolf
Discovery site Heidelberg Obs.
Discovery date 7 September 1896
Designations
MPC designation (421) Zähringia
Named after
House of Zähringen[2]
(medieval noble family)[2]
1896 CZ · 1949 WJ
A908 OB
main-belt · (middle)
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 4 September 2017 (JD 2458000.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 112.92 yr (41,243 days)
Aphelion|Aphelion 3.2604 AU
Perihelion|Perihelion 1.8203 AU
2.5404 AU
Eccentricity 0.2834
4.05 yr (1,479 days)
297.47°
0° 14m 36.24s / day
Inclination 7.7854°
187.40°
209.23°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 14.119±0.320 km[1]
6.42 h (0.268 d)[1]
0.172±0.027[1]
S (Tholen)[1]
11.78[1]

421 Zähringia, provisional designation 1896 CZ, is a stony asteroid from the intermediate asteroid belt, approximately 14 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered on 7 September 1896, by astronomer Max Wolf at Heidelberg Observatory in Germany, the asteroid was named for the House of Zähringen, an medieval noble family that ruled parts of Swabia and Switzerland.[1][2]

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