242 Kriemhild

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242 Kriemhild
242Kriemhild (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 242 Kriemhild based on its light curve.
Discovery
Discovered by Johann Palisa
Discovery date September 22, 1884
Designations
Named after
Kriemhild
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 480.322 Gm (3.211 AU)
Perihelion 376.234 Gm (2.515 AU)
428.278 Gm (2.863 AU)
Eccentricity 0.122
1769.259 d (4.84 a)
219.782°
Inclination 11.318°
207.373°
276.498°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 38.0 km
4.543 h

242 Kriemhild is a main belt asteroid that was discovered by Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa on September 22, 1884 in Vienna[2] and was named after Kriemhild, a mythological Germanic princess, by Moriz von Kuffner, a Viennese industrialist and sponsor of astronomy.

Photometric observations of this asteroid at the Oakley Observatory in Terre Haute, Indiana during 2006 gave a light curve with a period of 4.558 ± 0.003 hours and a brightness variation of 0.15 ± 0.02 in magnitude.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "242 Kriemhild", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-04-07. 
  2. ^ "Numbered Minor Planets 1–5000", Discovery Circumstances (IAU Minor Planet center), retrieved 2013-04-07. 
  3. ^ Ditteon, Richard; Hawkins, Scot (September 2007), "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Oakley Observatory - October-November 2006", Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers 34 (3): 59–64, Bibcode:2007MPBu...34...59D. 

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