247 Eukrate

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247 Eukrate
Discovery
Discovered by Robert Luther
Discovery date March 14, 1885
Designations
A901 TB, 1947 TA,
1960 TC
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 510.032 Gm (3.409 AU)
Perihelion 309.665 Gm (2.07 AU)
409.848 Gm (2.74 AU)
Eccentricity 0.244
1656.291 d (4.53 a)
18.0 km/s
243.673°
Inclination 24.993°
0.235°
55.134°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 134.0 km
Mass unknown
Mean density
unknown
unknown
unknown
12.10 h
Albedo 0.060
Temperature unknown
Spectral type
CP
8.04

247 Eukrate is a rather large main-belt asteroid. It is dark and probably a primitive carbonaceus body.

It was discovered by Robert Luther on March 14, 1885, in Düsseldorf.

It was named after Eukrate, a Nereid in Greek mythology.

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