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California (minor planet designation: 341 California) is an asteroid belonging to the Flora family in the Main Belt. It has an unusually high albedo.

341 California
Discovery
Discovered byMax Wolf
Discovery date25 September 1892
Designations
MPC designation(341) California
Named after
California
1892 J; 1979 FY2
Main belt (Flora family)
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc113.45 yr (41439 d)
Aphelion2.62698 AU (392.991 Gm)
Perihelion1.77187 AU (265.068 Gm)
2.19943 AU (329.030 Gm)
Eccentricity0.19439
3.26 yr (1191.4 d)
15.6325°
0° 18m 7.783s / day
Inclination5.66900°
29.0469°
293.875°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions14.67±0.9 km[1]
15 km [2]
Mean density
~2.7 g/cm³[3]
317 h (13.2 d)
0.4950±0.064[1]
0.495 [2]
S[4]
10.55

It was discovered by Max Wolf on 25 September 1892 in Heidelberg.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "341 California (1892 J)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b Supplemental IRAS Minor Planet Survey Archived June 23, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ G. A. Krasinsky; et al. (2002). "Hidden Mass in the Asteroid Belt". Icarus. 158: 98. Bibcode:2002Icar..158...98K. doi:10.1006/icar.2002.6837.
  4. ^ PDS spectral class data

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