(843) Nicolaia

843 Nicolaia
Discovery [1]
Discovered byH. Thiele
Discovery siteBergedorf Obs.
Discovery date30 September 1916
Designations
(843) Nicolaia
Pronunciation/nɪkəˈlə/[2]
1916 AN
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc98.61 yr (36018 d)
Aphelion2.7576 AU (412.53 Gm)
Perihelion1.8007 AU (269.38 Gm)
2.2792 AU (340.96 Gm)
Eccentricity0.20993
3.44 yr (1256.8 d)
31.275°
0° 17m 11.22s / day
Inclination8.0014°
4.0938°
317.16°
Physical characteristics
13.8[1]

843 Nicolaia is a main-belt asteroid discovered by Danish astronomer H. Thiele on 30 September 1916. It was a lost asteroid for 65 years before being rediscovered by Astronomisches Rechen-Institut at Heidelberg in 1981.[3] The asteroid is orbiting the Sun with a period of 3.44 years.

References[]

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 843 Nicolaia (1916 AN)" (2015-05-12 last obs). Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Nicolaitan". Lexico UK Dictionary. Oxford University Press.
  3. ^ Schmadel, L. D.; Kohoutek, L. "Recovery of the Long Lost Minor Planet (843) Nicolaia after 65 Years". Wiley Interscience Mitteilungen Serie B. Heidelberg: Astronomisches Rechen-Institut. Archived from the original on 5 January 2013.

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