549 Jessonda

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549 Jessonda
Discovery
Discovered byMax Wolf
Discovery siteHeidelberg
Discovery date15 November 1904
Designations
MPC designation(549) Jessonda
1904 PK
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc111.42 yr (40695 d)
Aphelion3.3765 AU (505.12 Gm)
Perihelion1.9899 AU (297.68 Gm)
2.6832 AU (401.40 Gm)
Eccentricity0.25839
4.40 yr (1605.3 d)
129.346°
0° 13m 27.3s / day
Inclination3.9605°
291.421°
158.166°
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
9.405±0.35 km
2.962 h (0.1234 d)
0.1971±0.015
11.01

Jessonda (minor planet designation: 549 Jessonda) is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. According to the Catalogue of Minor Planet Names and Discovery Circumstances, it is "named presumably after the character in the opera of the same name by the German composer, conductor and violinist Ludwig Spohr (1784-1859), one of the leading composers in the early romantic period.'[2] (Around 1904 Max Wolf named numerous asteroids he had discovered after female characters in opera.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "549 Jessonda (1904 PK)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  2. ^ Accessed on line[permanent dead link]

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