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(1134) Kepler

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Asteroid
(1134) Kepler
Properties of the orbit (Animation)
Orbit type Main belt asteroid
Large semi-axis 2.6832 AE
Eccentricity 0,4650
Perihelion – Aphelion 1.4355 AE – 3.9309 AE
Inclination of the orbital plane 15,171°
Sidereal period 4,395 a
Mean orbital velocity 18.18 km/s
Physical properties
Absolute brightness 14.1 mag
Spectral class S
History
Explorer Max Wolf
Discovery date 25. September 1929
Other designation 1929 SA, 1951 SA
Source: Unless individually stated otherwise, data are from JPL Small-Body Database Browser. Asteroid family membership is automatically determined from the AstDyS-2 database. Please also see the note on asteroid articles.

(1134) Kepler is a main-belt asteroid discovered on September 25, 1929, by German astronomer Max Wolf in Heidelberg

The asteroid was named after the German natural philosopher and astronomer Johannes Kepler (1571-1630), to mark the 300th anniversary of his death.[1]

See also

  • List of asteroids

Individual references

  1. Lutz D. Schmadel: Dictionary of Minor Planet Names