476 Hedwig

Hedwig (minor planet designation: 476 Hedwig) (1901 GQ) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on August 17, 1901, by Luigi Carnera at Heidelberg. Named in honour of the wife of Swedish-Danish astronomer Elis Strömgren.[3]

476 Hedwig
Discovery
Discovered byLuigi Carnera
Discovery siteHeidelberg
Discovery date17 August 1901
Designations
(476) Hedwig
Pronunciation/ˈhɛdwɪɡ/
German: [ˈheːtvɪç][1]
1901 GQ
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc114.66 yr (41880 d)
Aphelion2.843586228752500 AU (425.39444497321 Gm)
Perihelion2.458818277348141 AU (367.83397872952 Gm)
2.651202253050 AU (396.6142118513 Gm)
Eccentricity0.07256480545036940
4.32 yr (1576.7 d)
277.3588495717540°
0° 13m 41.944s / day
Inclination10.92403953516030°
286.3817373411550°
0.2030128925787450°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions116.76±2.6 km
27.33 h (1.139 d)
0.0493±0.002
P (Tholen), X (SMASSII)
8.55

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (German Names)
  2. ^ "476 Hedwig (1901 GQ)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  3. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (9 March 2013). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Science & Business Media. ISBN 978-3-662-02804-9.

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