252 Clementina

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252 Clementina
Discovery
Discovered by J. Perrotin
Discovery date October 11, 1885
Designations
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 508.1 Gm (3.396 AU)
Perihelion 436.117 Gm (2.915 AU)
472.108 Gm (3.156 AU)
Eccentricity 0.076
2,047.692 d (5.61 a)
16.77 km/s
115.613°
Inclination 10.065°
202.295°
154.165°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 69.0 km
10.864[2] h
9.1

252 Clementina is a large main belt asteroid that was discovered by French astronomer Henri Joseph Anastase Perrotin on October 11, 1885 in Nice, France.[3] The origin of the name is not certain, but is believed to be the name of Perrotin's first cat.

Photometric observations of this asteroid at the Organ Mesa Observatory in Las Cruces, New Mexico during 2012 gave a light curve with a period of 10.864 ± 0.001 hours and a brightness variation of 0.37 ± 0.02 in magnitude. This result is in agreement with previous studies.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "164 Eva", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-04-07. 
  2. ^ a b Pilcher, Frederick (October 2012), "Rotation Period Determinations for 47 Aglaja, 252 Clementina, 611 Valeria, 627 Charis, and 756 Lilliana", Planetary and Space Science 39: 220–222, Bibcode:2012MPBu...39..220P. 
  3. ^ "Numbered Minor Planets 1–5000", Discovery Circumstances (IAU Minor Planet center), retrieved 2013-04-07. 

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