222 Lucia

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222 Lucia
222Lucia (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 222 Lucia based on its light curve.
Discovery
Discovered by Johann Palisa
Discovery date February 9, 1882
Designations
A899 EC, A919 AB
Minor planet category Main belt (Themis)
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 534.575 Gm (3.573 AU)
Perihelion 403.737 Gm (2.699 AU)
469.156 Gm (3.136 AU)
Eccentricity 0.139
2028.512 d (5.55 a)
16.82 km/s
327.086°
Inclination 2.158°
80.328°
178.579°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 55.0 km
Mass unknown
Mean density
unknown
unknown
unknown
8 h
Albedo 0.13
Temperature unknown
Spectral type
C?
9.13

222 Lucia is a large Themistian asteroid. It is spectral C-type and is probably composed of primitive carbonaceous material.

It was discovered by Johann Palisa on February 9, 1882 in Vienna and named after Lucia, daughter of Austro-Hungarian explorer Graf Wilczek.

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