229 Adelinda

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229 Adelinda
Discovery
Discovered by Johann Palisa
Discovery date August 22, 1882
Designations
n/a
Minor planet category Main belt (Cybele)
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 585.604 Gm (3.915 AU)
Perihelion 435.457 Gm (2.911 AU)
510.531 Gm (3.413 AU)
Eccentricity 0.147
2302.687 d (6.3 a)
16.12 km/s
142.459°
Inclination 2.092°
28.341°
312.315°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 93.0 km
Mass unknown
Mean density
unknown
unknown
unknown
6.60 h
Albedo 0.045
Temperature unknown
Spectral type
C
9.13

229 Adelinda is a large, dark outer main-belt asteroid. It is classified as a C-type asteroid and is probably composed of primitive carbonaceous material.

It is part of the Cybele asteroid group and probably in 4:7 orbital resonance with planet Jupiter.

It was discovered by Johann Palisa on August 22, 1882, in Vienna.

It was named after Adelinda, wife of astronomer Edmund Weiss.

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