213 Lilaea

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213 Lilaea
Discovery
Discovered by C. H. F. Peters
Discovery date February 16, 1880
Designations
Named after
Lilaea
1950 TE3
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
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)
Eccentricity 0.144
1668.824 d (4.57 a)
17.95 km/s
12.221°
Inclination 6.805°
122.192°
163.26°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 83.0 km
8.045[2] h
Albedo 0.090
Spectral type
F[2]
8.64

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.[2] As with C-type asteroids, its composition is primitive and rich in carbon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., 213 Lilaea, JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  2. ^ a b c 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. 

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