|Discovered by||A. Borrelly|
|Discovery date||May 11, 1883|
|Minor planet category||Main belt|
|Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)|
|Aphelion||437.839 Gm (2.927 AU)|
|Perihelion||358.008 Gm (2.393 AU)|
|397.923 Gm (2.66 AU)|
|1584.533 d (4.34 a)|
Average orbital speed
233 Asterope is a main-belt asteroid that was discovered by A. Borrelly on May 11, 1883, in Marseilles, France. The asteroid was named after Asterope (or Sterope), one of the Pleiades. It is a rare T-type asteroid and has a relatively dark surface.
Measurements made with the IRAS observatory give a diameter of 109.56 ± 5.04 km and a geometric albedo of 0.08 ± 0.01. By comparison, the MIPS photometer on the Spitzer Space Telescope gives a diameter of 97.54 ± 10.32 km and a geometric albedo of 0.10 ± 0.01.
- The Asteroid Orbital Elements Database
- Minor Planet Discovery Circumstances
- Asteroid Lightcurve Data File
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