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117 Lomia is a large main-belt asteroid that has a nearly circular orbit; the orbital eccentricity is 0.029. It was discovered by French astronomer [1 ] Alphonse Borrelly on September 12, 1871 from the Marseilles Observatory. The preliminary [4 ] orbital elements were published in the following year by German astronomer Friedrich Tietjen. The reason for the name is uncertain, but [5 ] Lutz D. Schmadel believes it is most likely a misspelling of Lamia, the female demon of Greek mythology (the asteroid 248 Lameia is also named after this figure). [4 ]
Photometric observations of this asteroid in 1985 gave a light curve with a period of 9.127 ± 0.009 hours and a brightness variation of 0.29 ± 0.03 in magnitude. The curve is symmetrical with a single maxima and minima. This object has a spectrum that matches an XC classification; occupying the transition range between an X-type and a C-type asteroid. [3 ]
occultations of stars by Lomia have so far been observed, in 2000 and 2003.
References [ edit ]
^ a b Yeomans, Donald K., "117 Lomia", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory) , retrieved 2013-03-25.
^ a b c Carry, B. (December 2012), "Density of asteroids", Planetary and Space Science 73: 98-118, arXiv: 1203.4336, Bibcode: 2012P&SS...73...98C, doi: 10.1016/j.pss.2012.03.009. See Table 1.
^ a b c di Martino, M. et al. (July 1995), "Intermediate size asteroids: Photoelectric photometry of 8 objects.", Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement 112: 1-7, Bibcode: 1995A&AS..112....1D.
^ a b Lutz D. Schmadel, . Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, p. 25
^ Tietjen, F. (1872), "Elemente und Ephemeride des Planeten (117) Lomia", Astronomische Nachrichten 78 (21): 329-330, doi: 10.1002/asna.18710782106. See Table 1.