126 Velleda

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126 Velleda
Discovery
Discovered by Paul Henry and Prosper Henry
Discovery date November 5, 1872
Designations
Named after
Veleda
 
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch December 31, 2006 (JD 2454100.5)
Aphelion 403.523 Gm (2.697 AU)
Perihelion 326.153 Gm (2.180 AU)
364.838 Gm (2.438644[1] AU)
Eccentricity 0.1060806[1]
1391.107 d (3.81 a)
19.02 km/s
117.027°
Inclination 2.92451°[1]
23.47325°[1]
327.94065°[1]
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 44.79 ± 1.33[2] km
Mass (0.47 ± 5.79) × 1018[2] kg
0.0125 m/s²
0.0237 km/s
5.364 ± 0.003 d[3]
Albedo 0.1723[1]
Temperature ~178 K
Spectral type
S
9.27[1]

126 Velleda is a main-belt asteroid. It is probably a rather typical, albeit sizable, S-type asteroid. Named for Veleda, a priestess and prophet of the Germanic tribe of the Bructeri. It was discovered by Paul Henry on November 5, 1872, in Paris, France. It was his first credited discovery. He and his brother Prosper Henry discovered a total of 14 asteroids.

This asteroid rotates once every 5 days, 8 hours and 44 minutes. During each rotation the light curve varies by 0.22 magnitudes.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "126 Velleda". JPL Small-Body Database Browser. NASA JPL. 2003-08-29. Retrieved 2007-03-12. 
  2. ^ a b 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.
  3. ^ a b Dovgopol, A. N.; Kruglyi, Iu. N.; Shevchenko, V. G.; Kruglyi; Shevchenko (1992). "Asteroid 126 Velleda - Rotation period and magnitude-phase curve". Acta Astronomica 42 (1): 67–72. Bibcode:1992AcA....42...67D.