(3297) Hong Kong

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(3297) Hong Kong
Properties of the orbit ( animation )
Orbit type Main belt asteroid
Asteroid family Themis family
Major semi-axis 3.1361  AU
eccentricity 0.1730
Perihelion - aphelion 2.5935 AU - 3.6786 AU
Inclination of the orbit plane 2.375 °
Sidereal period 5,554 a
Mean orbital velocity 16.82 km / s
Physical Properties
Medium diameter approx. 16 km
Absolute brightness 12.3 mag
Explorer Purple Mountain Observatory
Date of discovery November 26, 1978
Another name 1978 WN 14 , 1972 TU, 1980 DY
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(3297) Hong Kong is an asteroid of the main belt , which on 26 November 1978 at the Purple Mountain Observatory in Nanjing was discovered.

The asteroid is named after the Chinese city and former British crown colony of Hong Kong .

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