558 Carmen

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558 Carmen
Discovery
Discovered byM. F. Wolf
Discovery siteHeidelberg
Discovery date9 February 1905
Designations
MPC designation(558) Carmen
1905 QB
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc111.15 yr (40597 d)
Aphelion3.0333 AU (453.78 Gm)
Perihelion2.7817 AU (416.14 Gm)
2.9075 AU (434.96 Gm)
Eccentricity0.043262
4.96 yr (1810.8 d)
216.857°
0° 11m 55.716s / day
Inclination8.3757°
143.728°
311.756°
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
29.655±0.9 km
11.387 h (0.4745 d)
0.1161±0.007
9.09

Carmen (minor planet designation: 558 Carmen) is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. As with a number of asteroids discovered by Max Wolf, it is named after a female character in opera, in this case the title character of Bizet's Carmen.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "558 Carmen (1905 QB)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 5 May 2016.

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