A three-dimensional model of 208 Lacrimosa based on its light curve.
|Discovered by||Johann Palisa|
|Discovery date||October 21, 1879|
|Our Lady of Sorrows|
|Minor planet category||Main belt (Koronis)|
|Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)|
|Aphelion||439.562 Gm (2.938 AU)|
|Perihelion||426.461 Gm (2.851 AU)|
|433.011 Gm (2.895 AU)|
|1798.669 d (4.92 a)|
Average orbital speed
208 Lacrimosa is a main-belt asteroid that was discovered by Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa on October 21, 1879, in Pola. The name derives from Our Lady of Sorrows, a title given to Mary, the mother of Jesus.
10µ radiometric data collected from Kitt Peak in 1975 gave a diameter estimate of 42 km for this asteroid. It is classified as an S-type asteroid and is one of the largest members of the Koronis asteroid family. Hence it is probably a piece of the original asteroid that was shattered in an ancient impact that created the family.
- Yeomans, Donald K., "208 Lacrimosa", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-30.
- Morrison, D.; Chapman, C. R. (March 1976), "Radiometric diameters for an additional 22 asteroids", Astrophysical Journal 204: 934–939, Bibcode:2008mgm..conf.2594S, doi:10.1142/9789812834300_0469.
- Moore, Patrick; Rees, Robin, eds. (2011), Patrick Moore's Data Book of Astronomy (2nd ed.), Cambridge University Press, pp. 164–165.
- The Asteroid Orbital Elements Database
- Minor Planet Discovery Circumstances
- Asteroid Lightcurve Data File
- It is visible at http://www.sky-map.org/ with RA/DEC = 01:12:54 +07:41:56.
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