254 Augusta

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254 Augusta
Discovery
Discovered by Johann Palisa
Discovery date March 31, 1886
Designations
Named after
Auguste von Littrow
n/a
Main belt (Augusta)
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 368.171 Gm (2.461 AU)
Perihelion 288.533 Gm (1.929 AU)
328.352 Gm (2.195 AU)
Eccentricity 0.121
1187.714 d (3.25 a)
20.1 km/s
147.782°
Inclination 4.515°
28.545°
233.227°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 12.0 km
Mass unknown
Mean density
unknown
unknown
unknown
6.0 h
Albedo 0.170
Temperature unknown
Spectral type
S
12.13

254 Augusta is a typical small Main belt asteroid. It is an S-type asteroid. The Augusta family of asteroids is named after it as it is the first-numbered member of the family.

It was discovered by Johann Palisa on March 31, 1886 in Vienna.

Augusta was named after the widow of astronomer Carl Ludwig von Littrow.

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