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741 Botolphia

741 Botolphia
Discovered by Joel Hastings Metcalf
Discovery date February 10, 1913
Named after
Saint Botolph
1913 QT; A909 HA; 1973 GN
Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch June 14, 2006 (JD 2453900.5)
Aphelion 434.415 Gm (2.904 AU)
Perihelion 379.562 Gm (2.537 AU)
406.989 Gm (2.721 AU)
Eccentricity 0.067
1639.018 d (4.49 a)
Average orbital speed
18.04 km/s
Inclination 8.425°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 29.6 km
Mass 2.7×1016 kg
Mean density
2.0 g/cm³
0.0083 m/s²
0.0156 km/s
? d
Albedo 0.10?
Temperature ~169 K
Spectral type

741 Botolphia is a minor planet orbiting the Sun, discovered by Joel Hastings Metcalf on February 10, 1913 from Winchester. It is named after Saint Botolph, the semi-legendary founder of a 7th-century monastery that would become the town of Boston, Lincolnshire, England.

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  • Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets
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