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Armida (minor planet designation: 514 Armida) is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. According to the Catalogue of Minor Planet Names and Discovery Circumstances, it is "named for the beautiful legendary sorceress in Torquato Tasso’s (1544–1595) Jerusalem Delivered. She is the leading character in the opera Armida (composed 1777) by Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714–1787)."[2] (Numerous other composers have written "Armida" operas; see Armida.)

514 Armida
Discovery
Discovered byMax Wolf
Discovery siteHeidelberg
Discovery date24 August 1903
Designations
MPC designation(514) Armida
1903 MB
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc112.50 yr (41092 d)
Aphelion3.1722 AU (474.55 Gm)
Perihelion2.9197 AU (436.78 Gm)
3.0460 AU (455.68 Gm)
Eccentricity0.041442
5.32 yr (1941.7 d)
52.051°
0° 11m 7.44s / day
Inclination3.8766°
268.633°
107.727°
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
53.085±1.9 km
21.851 h (0.9105 d)
0.0379±0.003
9.04

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "514 Armida (1903 MB)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  2. ^ Chronology

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