492 Gismonda

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492 Gismonda
Discovery
Discovered byMax Wolf
Discovery siteHeidelberg Observatory
Discovery date3 September 1902
Designations
MPC designation(492) Gismonda
1902 JR
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc113.62 yr (41499 d)
Aphelion3.6662 AU (548.46 Gm)
Perihelion2.5610 AU (383.12 Gm)
3.1136 AU (465.79 Gm)
Eccentricity0.17747
5.49 yr (2006.7 d)
267.617°
0° 10m 45.84s / day
Inclination1.6188°
46.215°
296.611°
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
25.845±0.7 km
6.488 h (0.2703 d)
0.0795±0.005
9.9

Gismonda (minor planet designation: 492 Gismonda) is a Themistian asteroid discovered by Max Wolf. Gismonda is named after the daughter of Tancred, prince of Salerno, from Giovanni Boccaccio's work, The Decameron.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "492 Gismonda (1902 JR)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  2. ^ "(492) Gismonda". (492) Gismonda In: Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer. 2003. p. 54. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_493. ISBN 978-3-540-29925-7.

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