1051 Merope

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1051 Merope
Discovery [1][2]
Discovered by K. Reinmuth
Discovery site Heidelberg Obs.
Discovery date 16 September 1925
Designations
MPC designation (1051) Merope
1925 SA, 1926 XA, 1931 TM3, 1936 OG, A908 TE
main-belt · (outer)
Alauda[3]
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 90.59 yr (33089 days)
Aphelion 3.53126 AU (528.269 Gm)
Perihelion 2.895036 AU (433.0912 Gm)
3.213147 AU (480.6799 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.099003
5.76 yr (2103.8 d)
282.788116°
0° 10m 16.042s / day
Inclination 23.508539°
180.723276°
152.976239°
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
33.605±0.95 km
27.2 h (1.13 d)
0.0429±0.003
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1051 Merope is a dark Alauda asteroid from the outer region of the asteroid belt. It was discovered by Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth on September 16, 1925, its provisional designation was 1925 SA. It was named after Merope, Greek muse and goddess and is also one of the bright stars in the Pleiades.[1]

Merope is a member of the Alauda family (902),[3] a large family of carbonaceous asteroids and named after its parent body, 702 Alauda.[4]:23

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz (1992). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, Volym 1. Berlin: Springer Verlag. ISBN 3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 2014-01-01. 
  2. ^ a b "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 1051 Merope (1925 SA)" (2015-08-18 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Small Bodies Data Ferret". Nesvorny HCM Asteroid Families V3.0. Retrieved 7 November 2017. 
  4. ^ Nesvorný, D.; Broz, M.; Carruba, V. (December 2014). "Identification and Dynamical Properties of Asteroid Families" (PDF). Asteroids IV: 297–321. arXiv:1502.01628Freely accessible. Bibcode:2015aste.book..297N. doi:10.2458/azu_uapress_9780816532131-ch016. Retrieved 7 November 2017. 

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