676 Melitta

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676 Melitta
Discovery
Discovered byP. Melotte
Discovery siteGreenwich
Discovery date16 January 1909
Designations
MPC designation(676) Melitta
1909 FN
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc107.22 yr (39162 d)
Aphelion3.4406 AU (514.71 Gm)
Perihelion2.6948 AU (403.14 Gm)
3.0677 AU (458.92 Gm)
Eccentricity0.12156
5.37 yr (1962.6 d)
210.814°
0° 11m 0.348s / day
Inclination12.854°
150.359°
183.282°
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
39.995±0.7 km
7.87 h (0.328 d)
0.0526±0.002
9.5

676 Melitta is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. It is classified as a main belt asteroid;[1] the name, Melitta, is the Attic Greek form of the name Melissa -- a reference both to the nymph of ancient Greek mythology, and to the minor planet's discoverer, Melotte. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "676 Melitta (1909 FN)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  2. ^ DMP

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