494 Virtus

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494 Virtus
Discovery
Discovered byMax Wolf
Discovery siteHeidelberg
Discovery date7 October 1902
Designations
MPC designation(494) Virtus
1902 JV
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc113.29 yr (41379 d)
Aphelion3.1756 AU (475.06 Gm)
Perihelion2.7961 AU (418.29 Gm)
2.9858 AU (446.67 Gm)
Eccentricity0.063565
5.16 yr (1884.5 d)
143.315°
0° 11m 27.708s / day
Inclination7.0866°
38.210°
218.055°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions85.52±1.8 km[1]
5.57 h (0.232 d)
0.0630±0.003
C
8.96

Virtus (minor planet designation: 494 Virtus) is an 86 km minor planet orbiting the Sun. It was discovered by Max Wolf on October 7, 1902. Its provisional name was 1902 JV.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 494 Virtus (1902 JV)". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 9 May 2016.

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