873 Mechthild

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873 Mechthild
Discovery
Discovered byMax Wolf
Discovery siteHeidelberg Observatory
Discovery date21 May 1917
Designations
MPC designation(873) Mechthild
Named after
Mechthild of Magdeburg
1917 CA
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc98.37 yr (35931 days)
Aphelion3.0181 AU (451.50 Gm)
Perihelion2.2375 AU (334.73 Gm)
2.6278 AU (393.11 Gm)
Eccentricity0.14851
4.26 yr (1555.9 d)
84.0864°
0° 13m 52.968s / day
Inclination5.2740°
150.045°
110.153°
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
14.52±0.95 km
11.006 h (0.4586 d)
0.0531±0.008
11.49

873 Mechthild is a minor planet orbiting the Sun, named after the Christian medieval mystic Mechthild of Magdeburg.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "873 Mechthild (1917 CA)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 3 May 2016.

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