244 Sita

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244 Sita
Discovery
Discovered by Johann Palisa
Discovery date October 14, 1884
Designations
A900 UA, 1957 KT,
1976 HY, 1979 FL3
Minor planet category Main belt (Flora family)
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 369.964 Gm (2.473 AU)
Perihelion 280.787 Gm (1.877 AU)
325.375 Gm (2.175 AU)
Eccentricity 0.137
1171.6 d (3.21 a)
20.2 km/s
195.234°
Inclination 2.843°
209.099°
166.116°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 11 km [1]
Mass ~2×1015 (estimate)
Mean density
~2.7 g/cm³ (estimate) [2]
~0.004 m/s² (estimate)
~0.007 km/s (estimate)
unknown
Albedo 0.194 [1]
Temperature ~184 K
max: 279 K (+6°C)
Spectral type
S [3]
12.2

244 Sita is an asteroid belonging to the Flora family in the Main Belt.

It was discovered by Johann Palisa on October 14, 1884 in Vienna.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Supplemental IRAS Minor Planet Survey
  2. ^ G. A. Krasinsky et al. (2002). "Hidden Mass in the Asteroid Belt". Icarus 158: 98. Bibcode:2002Icar..158...98K. doi:10.1006/icar.2002.6837. 
  3. ^ PDS spectral class data