|Discovered by||Johann Palisa|
|Discovery date||March 30, 1882|
|A899 EA, 1933 HO|
|Minor planet category||Main belt|
|Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)|
|Aphelion||413.786 Gm (2.766 AU)|
|Perihelion||377.661 Gm (2.525 AU)|
|395.723 Gm (2.645 AU)|
|1571.409 d (4.3 a)|
Average orbital speed
224 Oceana is a sizeable main belt asteroid that was discovered byAustrian astronomer Johann Palisa on March 30, 1882 in Vienna. It was named after the Pacific Ocean. Based upon its spectrum, it is classified as an M-type asteroid, but is not metallic.
224 Oceana was one of five minor planets included in the 1993 study, Transition Comets -- UV Search for OH Emissions in Asteroids, which was research involving amateur astronomers who were permitted to make use of the Hubble Space Telescope.
- The Asteroid Orbital Elements Database
- Minor Planet Discovery Circumstances
- Asteroid Lightcurve Data File
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