|Discovered by||C. H. F. Peters|
|Discovery date||February 16, 1880|
|Minor planet category||Main belt|
|Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)|
|Aphelion||471.282 Gm (3.15 AU)|
|Perihelion||352.544 Gm (2.357 AU)|
|411.913 Gm (2.753 AU)|
|1668.824 d (4.57 a)|
Average orbital speed
213 Lilaea is a large main belt asteroid. It was discovered by German-American astronomer C. H. F. Peters on February 16, 1880 in Clinton, New York and was named after Lilaea, a Naiad in Greek mythology.
Photometric observations of this asteroid in 1986 gave a light curve with a period of 8.045 ± 0.008 hours and a brightness variation of 0.20 ± 0.01 in magnitude. The curve is asymmetrical with two distinct minima. This object has a spectrum that matches an F-type asteroid classification. As with C-type asteroids, its composition is primitive and rich in carbon.
- Yeomans, Donald K., 213 Lilaea, JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-25.
- di Martino, M. et al. (July 1995), Intermediate size asteroids: Photoelectric photometry of 8 objects., Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement 112: 1-7, Bibcode:1995A&AS..112....1D.
- The Asteroid Orbital Elements Database
- Minor Planet Discovery Circumstances
- Asteroid Lightcurve Data File
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