697 Galilea

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697 Galilea
Discovery
Discovered by J. Helffrich
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date 14 February 1910
Designations
MPC designation (697) Galilea
1910 JO
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 106.00 yr (38717 d)
Aphelion 3.3305 AU (498.24 Gm)
Perihelion 2.4292 AU (363.40 Gm)
2.8799 AU (430.83 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.15648
4.89 yr (1785.1 d)
62.6388°
0° 12m 6.012s / day
Inclination 15.143°
15.542°
333.222°
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
40.07±0.85 km
16.538 h (0.6891 d)
0.0387±0.002
9.63

697 Galilea is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. It was named in honor of Galileo Galilei, as it was discovered just after the 300th anniversary of his discovery of the Galilean moons.

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