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Marion (minor planet designation: 506 Marion) is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. It was discovered by Raymond Smith Dugan in February 1903, and was later named after a cousin of his. It is designated as a C-type asteroid with a size of approximately 104 kilometres (64.6 mi).[2]

506 Marion
Discovery
Discovered byRaymond Smith Dugan
Discovery siteHeidelberg
Discovery date17 February 1903
Designations
MPC designation(506) Marion
1903 LN
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc104.59 yr (38200 d)
Aphelion3.4888 AU (521.92 Gm)
Perihelion2.5889 AU (387.29 Gm)
3.0389 AU (454.61 Gm)
Eccentricity0.14806
5.30 yr (1934.9 d)
178.097°
0° 11m 9.78s / day
Inclination17.008°
312.950°
146.177°
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
52.97±1.3 km
13.546 h (0.5644 d)
0.0454±0.002
8.85

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "506 Marion (1903 LN)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  2. ^ URL=http://btboar.tripod.com/lightcurves/id20.html

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