401 Ottilia

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401 Ottilia
Discovery
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery date 16 March 1895
Designations
MPC designation (401) Ottilia
1895 BT
Main belt (Cybele)
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 121.08 yr (44225 d)
Aphelion 3.46736 AU (518.710 Gm)
Perihelion 3.2222 AU (482.03 Gm)
3.34480 AU (500.375 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.036643
6.12 yr (2234.4 d)
172.933°
0° 9m 40.032s / day
Inclination 5.9715°
36.138°
294.690°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 99.12±2.1 km
6.049 h (0.2520 d)
0.0412±0.002
9.2

401 Ottilia is a large main-belt asteroid. It was discovered by Max Wolf on March 16, 1895, in Heidelberg. It is named after the Germanic folkloric character Ottilia.

The semi-major axis of the orbit of 401 Ottilia lies just outside the 2/1 Kirkwood gap, located at 3.27 AU.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "401 Ottilia (1895 BT)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  2. ^ Scholl, Hans; Froeschlé, Claude (September 1975), "Asteroidal motion at the 5/2, 7/3 and 2/1 resonances", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 42 (3): 457&ndash, 463, Bibcode:1975A&A....42..457S

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