162 Laurentia

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162 Laurentia
162Laurentia (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 162 Laurentia based on its light curve.
Discovery
Discovered by Paul Henry and Prosper Henry
Discovery site Paris
Discovery date April 21, 1876
Designations
MPC designation 162
Named after
A. Laurent
main belt
Orbital characteristics[1][2]
Epoch August 27, 2011
Aphelion 3.554 AU
Perihelion 2.481 AU
3.018 AU
Eccentricity 0.1779
1914.564 d
5.24 a
322.151°
Inclination 6.098 °
35.571°
115.932°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 99.10 km
11.8686[3] h
Albedo 0.0529
Spectral type
C
8.83

162 Laurentia is a large and dark main-belt asteroid that was discovered by the French brothers Paul Henry and Prosper Henry on April 21, 1876, and named after A. Laurent, an amateur astronomer who discovered asteroid 51 Nemausa.

An occultation by Laurentia was observed from Clive, Alberta on November 21, 1999.

Photometric observations of this asteroid from multiple observatories during 2007 gave a light curve with a period of 11.8686 ± 0.0004 hours and a brightness variation of 0.40 ± 0.05 in magnitude. This is in agreement with previous studies in 1994 and 2007.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 162 Laurentia
  2. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "162 Laurentia", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  3. ^ a b Oey, Julian; Krajewski, Ric (June 2008), "Lightcurve Analysis of Asteroids from Kingsgrove and Other Collaborating Observatories in the First Half of 2007", Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers 35 (2): 47–48, Bibcode:2008MPBu...35...47O.