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
Minor planet category 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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