1051 Merope

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1051 Merope
Discovery [1][2]
Discovered by Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth
Discovery site Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Königstuhl
Discovery date 16 September 1925
Designations
MPC designation (1051) Merope
1925 SA, 1926 XA, 1931 TM3, 1936 OG, A908 TE
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 90.59 yr (33089 days)
Aphelion 3.53126 AU (528.269 Gm)
Perihelion 2.895036 AU (433.0912 Gm)
3.213147 AU (480.6799 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.099003
5.76 yr (2103.8 d) 5.77 Yrs
282.788116°
0° 10m 16.042s / day
Inclination 23.508539°
180.723276°
152.976239°
Earth MOID 1.90146 AU (284.454 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 1.95484 AU (292.440 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.054
Proper orbital elements[2]
62.429943 deg / yr
5.76646 yr
(2106.201 d)
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
33.605±0.95 km
27.2 h (1.13 d)
0.0429±0.003
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1051 Merope is an asteroid. It was discovered by Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth on September 16, 1925. Its provisional designation was 1925 SA. It was named after Merope, Greek muse and goddess and is also one of the bright stars in the Pleiades.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz (1992). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, Volym 1. Berlin: Springer Verlag. ISBN 3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 2014-01-01. 
  2. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 1051 Merope (1925 SA)" (2015-08-18 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 

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