446 Aeternitas
Discovery
Discovered byM. F. Wolf
A. Schwassmann
Discovery date27 October 1899
Designations
(446) Aeternitas
Pronunciation/ˈtɜːrnɪtæs/
Named after
Aeternitas
1899 ER
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc116.23 yr (42452 d)
Aphelion3.14078 AU (469.854 Gm)
Perihelion2.43222 AU (363.855 Gm)
2.78650 AU (416.854 Gm)
Eccentricity0.12714
4.65 yr (1699.0 d)
83.3875°
0° 12m 42.811s / day
Inclination10.6270°
42.0823°
279.496°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions45.40±3.2 km[1]
15.7413 h (0.65589 d)[1]
0.2361±0.038[1]
A[1]
8.90[1]

Aeternitas (minor planet designation: 446 Aeternitas) is a main belt asteroid. It was discovered by Max Wolf and A. Schwassmann on 27 October 1899 in Heidelberg. It is classified as an A-type asteroid. The asteroid is roughly 45 km in diameter and has a high albedo.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 446 Aeternitas (1899 ER)". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 10 May 2016.