204 Kallisto

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204 Kallisto
Discovery
Discovered by Johann Palisa
Discovery date October 8, 1879
Designations
Named after
Callisto
n/a
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 468.456 Gm (3.131 AU)
Perihelion 331.062 Gm (2.213 AU)
399.759 Gm (2.672 AU)
Eccentricity 0.172
1595.51 d (4.37 a)
18.22 km/s
2.235°
Inclination 8.272°
205.217°
55.712°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 50.36 ± 1.69[1] km
Mass (0.60 ± 1.81) × 1018[1] kg
14.10 h
Albedo 0.208
Spectral type
S
8.89

204 Kallisto is a fairly typical, although sizeable Main belt asteroid. It is classified as an S-type asteroid. Like other asteroids of its type, it is light in colour.

It was discovered by Johann Palisa on October 8, 1879 in Pola.

The asteroid was named after the same nymph Callisto in Greek mythology as Jupiter's moon Callisto.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.

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