1232 Cortusa

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1232 Cortusa
Discovery [1]
Discovered by K. Reinmuth
Discovery site Heidelberg Obs.
Discovery date 10 October 1931
Designations
MPC designation (1232) Cortusa
Named after
Cortusa[2]
1931 TF2 · 1930 OH
main-belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 4 September 2017 (JD 2458000.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 86.59 yr (31,626 days)
Aphelion 3.6120 AU
Perihelion 2.7562 AU
3.1841 AU
Eccentricity 0.1344
5.68 yr (2,075 days)
175.46°
0° 10m 24.6s / day
Inclination 10.359°
261.21°
340.22°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 33.13 km
36.367±0.463[3]
25.16 h (1.048 d)
0.072±0.012[3]
0.1339±0.021
10.3[1]

1232 Cortusa, provisional designation 1931 TF2, is a main-belt asteroid, approximately 33 kilometers in diameter, discovered by German astronomer Karl Reinmuth at Heidelberg Observatory on 10 October 1931.[1]

Cortusa orbits the Sun at a distance of 2.8–3.6 AU once every 5 years and 8 months (2,075 days). Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.13 and an inclination of 10° with respect to the ecliptic.[1]

This minor planet was named after Cortusa, a species of plant in the primrose family.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 1232 Cortusa (1931 TF2)" (2017-02-21 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1232) Cortusa. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 102. ISBN 978-3-540-29925-7. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Masiero, Joseph R.; Grav, T.; Mainzer, A. K.; Nugent, C. R.; Bauer, J. M.; Stevenson, R.; et al. (August 2014). "Main-belt Asteroids with WISE/NEOWISE: Near-infrared Albedos". The Astrophysical Journal. 791 (2): 11. arXiv:1406.6645Freely accessible. Bibcode:2014ApJ...791..121M. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/791/2/121. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 

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