232 Russia

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232 Russia
Discovery
Discovered by Johann Palisa
Discovery date January 31, 1883
Designations
Named after
Russia
A921 UA, 1929 QA,
1954 SV, 1970 SN1
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 449.31 Gm (3.003 AU)
Perihelion 313.705 Gm (2.097 AU)
381.508 Gm (2.55 AU)
Eccentricity 0.178
1487.501 d (4.07 a)
18.65 km/s
278.983°
Inclination 6.071°
152.545°
51.287°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 53.0 km
Spectral type
C
10.25

232 Russia is a large Main belt asteroid. It is classified as a C-type asteroid and is probably composed of primitive carbonaceous material. It was discovered by Johann Palisa on January 31, 1883 in Vienna and was named after the country of Russia.

Photometric observations of this asteroid collected during 2007 show a rotation period of 21.8 ± 0.2 hours with a brightness variation of 0.2 ± 0.02 magnitude.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Torno, Steven; Lemke Oliver, Robert; Ditteon, Richard (June 2008), "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Oakley Southern Sky Observatory - October 2007", Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers 35 (2): 54–55, Bibcode:2008MPBu...35...54T. 

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