326 Tamara

Tamara (minor planet designation: 326 Tamara) is a large Main belt asteroid. It is classified as a C-type asteroid and is probably composed of carbonaceous material.

326 Tamara
Discovery
Discovered byJohann Palisa
Discovery date19 March 1892
Designations
(326) Tamara
Pronunciation/ˈtæmərə/[1]
Named after
Tamar
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc122.57 yr (44770 d)
Aphelion2.75738 AU (412.498 Gm)
Perihelion1.87764 AU (280.891 Gm)
2.31751 AU (346.695 Gm)
Eccentricity0.18980
3.53 yr (1288.6 d)
26.2160°
0° 16m 45.714s / day
Inclination23.7294°
32.2069°
238.542°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions93.00±1.7 km
14.445 h (0.6019 d)
0.0368±0.001
C
9.36

It was discovered by Johann Palisa on 19 March 1892 in Vienna and is named after Tamar of Georgia. Name was given by Grand Duke George Alexandrovich of Russia.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 'Tamarus' in Noah Webster (1884) A Practical Dictionary of the English Language
  2. ^ "326 Tamara". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  3. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(326) Tamara". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (326) Tamara. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 42–43. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_327. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.

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