1136 Mercedes

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1136 Mercedes [1]
Discovery
Discovered by J. Comas Solá
Discovery date 30 October 1929
Designations
MPC designation (1136) Mercedes
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 84.98 yr (31038 days)
Aphelion 3.2208335 AU (481.82983 Gm)
Perihelion 1.9089831 AU (285.57981 Gm)
2.5649083 AU (383.70482 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.2557305
4.11 yr (1500.4 d)
75.731857°
0° 14m 23.771s / day
Inclination 8.981806°
209.53642°
148.45304°
Earth MOID 0.911495 AU (136.3577 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.26631 AU (339.035 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.370
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
12.64±1.05 km
24.64 h (1.027 d)
0.1100±0.021
11.2

1136 Mercedes is a main belt asteroid orbiting the Sun. Approximately 25 kilometers in diameter, it makes a revolution around the Sun once every 4 years. It was discovered by Josep Comas Solá on October 30, 1929, in Barcelona, Spain.[1] It was named for the sister-in-law of the discoverer. Its provisional designation was 1929 UA.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer. ISBN 3-540-00238-3. 

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