421 Zähringia

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421 Zähringia
Discovery [1]
Discovered byM. F. Wolf
Discovery siteHeidelberg Obs.
Discovery date7 September 1896
Designations
(421) Zähringia
Named after
House of Zähringen[2]
(medieval noble family)[2]
1896 CZ · 1949 WJ
A908 OB
main-belt · (middle)
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 4 September 2017 (JD 2458000.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc112.92 yr (41,243 days)
Aphelion3.2604 AU
Perihelion1.8203 AU
2.5404 AU
Eccentricity0.2834
4.05 yr (1,479 days)
297.47°
0° 14m 36.24s / day
Inclination7.7854°
187.40°
209.23°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions14.119±0.320 km[1]
6.42 h (0.268 d)[1]
0.172±0.027[1]
S (Tholen)[1]
11.78[1]

Zähringia (minor planet designation: 421 Zähringia), provisional designation 1896 CZ, is a stony asteroid from the intermediate asteroid belt, approximately 14 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered on 7 September 1896, by astronomer Max Wolf at Heidelberg Observatory in Germany. The asteroid was named for the House of Zähringen, an medieval noble family that ruled parts of Swabia and Switzerland.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "421 Zahringia (1896 CZ)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(421) Zähringia". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (421) Zähringia. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 49. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_422. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.

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