535 Montague

Montague (minor planet designation: 535 Montague) is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by Raymond Smith Dugan on 7 May 1904 in Heidelberg, Germany. It was named after the town Montague in Massachusetts.

535 Montague
Discovery
Discovered byRaymond Smith Dugan
Discovery siteHeidelberg
Discovery date7 May 1904
Designations
(535) Montague
Pronunciation/ˈmɒntəɡjuː/[1]
1904 OC
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc111.95 yr (40889 d)
Aphelion2.6316 AU (393.68 Gm)
Perihelion2.5073 AU (375.09 Gm)
2.5694 AU (384.38 Gm)
Eccentricity0.024181
4.12 yr (1504.4 d)
165.239°
0° 14m 21.48s / day
Inclination6.7774°
84.813°
64.514°
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
37.245±2.3 km
10.248 h[3]
10.2482 h (0.42701 d)[2]
0.0514±0.007
9.4

Photometric observations of this asteroid give a light curve with a period of 10.248 hours.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Noah Webster (1884) A Practical Dictionary of the English Language
  2. ^ a b Yeomans, Donald K., "535 Montague", JPL Small-Body Database Browser, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, retrieved 5 May 2016.
  3. ^ a b Buchheim, Robert K. (July 2011), "Phase Curves of 158 Koronis and 535 Montague", The Minor Planet Bulletin, 38 (3), pp. 285–307 128–130, Bibcode:2011MPBu...38..128B.

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