562 Salome


Salome (minor planet designation: 562 Salome) is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by German astronomer Max Wolf on 3 April 1905 from Heidelberg. It is named after Salome, the daughter of Herodias who is referenced in the New Testament.[3]

562 Salome
Discovered byM. F. Wolf
Discovery siteHeidelberg
Discovery date3 April 1905
(562) Salome
Pronunciation/səˈlm/ (biblical)[1]
/ˈsæləm/ (operatic)
1905 QH
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc111.00 yr (40542 d)
Aphelion3.3215 AU (496.89 Gm)
Perihelion2.7152 AU (406.19 Gm)
3.0183 AU (451.53 Gm)
5.24 yr (1915.3 d)
0° 11m 16.656s / day
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
15.335±0.9 km
6.351 h (0.2646 d)

This is a member of the dynamic Eos family of asteroids that most likely formed as the result of a collisional breakup of a parent body.[4]

References edit

  1. ^ Noah Webster (1884) A Practical Dictionary of the English Language
  2. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "562 Salome", JPL Small-Body Database Browser, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, retrieved 5 May 2016.
  3. ^ In light of Wolf's propensity at the time to name asteroids after female characters in opera, it is possible that he may have had in mind the rendition of Salome in Richard Strauss's eponymous opera, which premiered in Dresden the year of discovery.
  4. ^ Veeder, G. J.; et al. (March 1995), "Eos, Koronis, and Maria family asteroids: Infrared (JHK) photometry" (PDF), Icarus, vol. 114, pp. 186–196, Bibcode:1995Icar..114..186V, CiteSeerX, doi:10.1006/icar.1995.1053.

External links edit

  • 562 Salome at AstDyS-2, Asteroids—Dynamic Site
    • Ephemeris · Observation prediction · Orbital info · Proper elements · Observational info
  • 562 Salome at the JPL Small-Body Database  
    • Close approach · Discovery · Ephemeris · Orbit diagram · Orbital elements · Physical parameters