1181 Lilith

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1181 Lilith
Orbital characteristics 1
Orbit type Main belt
Semimajor axis 2.6670579 AU
Perihelion distance 2.1470446 AU
Aphelion distance 3.1870712 AU
Orbital period 4.36 years
Inclination 5.59°
Eccentricity 0.1949764
Physical characteristics 1
Diameter 67 km
Albedo 0.15
Abs. magnitude 11.5
History 2
Discoverer B. Jekhowsky, 1927

The asteroid 1181 Lilith is a main belt asteroid discovered February 11, 1927 by Benjamin Jekhowsky.[1][2] It was given the provisional designation 1927 CQ.[1]

It is part of the main asteroid belt outside the orbit of Mars.[2] It is named in the honour of French classical music composer Lili Boulanger.[3]

1181 Lilith is not related to the astrological 'dark moon' Lilith.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets (1)-(5000)". Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  2. ^ a b "1181 Lilith (1927 CQ)". JPL Small-Body Database Browser. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  3. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D., ed. (2003). Dictionary of minor planet names. Springer. p. 99. 

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