193 Ambrosia

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193 Ambrosia
193Ambrosia (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 193 Ambrosia based on its light curve.
Discovered by J. Coggia, 1879
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Aphelion 3.367 AU
Perihelion 1.839 AU
2.603 AU
Eccentricity 0.293
4.20 years
Inclination 12.03°
Physical characteristics
6.580[2] hours
Albedo 0.10

193 Ambrosia is a main belt asteroid that was discovered by the French (Corsican) astronomer J. Coggia on February 28, 1879 and named after Ambrosia, the food of the gods in Greek mythology.

In 2009, Photometric observations of this asteroid were made at the Palmer Divide Observatory in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The resulting light curve shows a synodic rotation period of 6.580 ± 0.001 hours with a brightness variation of 0.11 ± 0.02 in magnitude. This result is consistent with an independent study performed in 1996.[2]


  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "193 Ambrosia", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  2. ^ a b Warner, Brian D. (October 2009), "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory: 2009 March-June", Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers 36 (4): 172–176, Bibcode:2009MPBu...36..172W, doi:10.1016/j.pss.2012.03.009.