231 Vindobona

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231 Vindobona
Discovery
Discovered by Johann Palisa
Discovery date September 10, 1882
Designations
Named after
Vienna
1962 UJ
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 505.56 Gm (3.379 AU)
Perihelion 367.586 Gm (2.457 AU)
436.573 Gm (2.918 AU)
Eccentricity 0.158
1820.907 d (4.99 a)
17.44 km/s
264.553°
Inclination 5.102°
350.928°
267.314°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 82.0 km
Mass unknown
Mean density
unknown
unknown
unknown
5.547 h
Albedo 0.055
Temperature unknown
Spectral type
unknown
9.2

231 Vindobona is a large Main belt asteroid. Its dark surface indicates a carbon-rich composition.

It was discovered by Johann Palisa on September 10, 1882.

Vindobona is the Latin name for Vienna, Austria, the city where the discovery was made.

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