262 Valda

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262 Valda
Discovery
Discovered by Johann Palisa
Discovery date November 3, 1886
Designations
1972 YR1
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 463.643 Gm (3.099 AU)
Perihelion 299.892 Gm (2.005 AU)
381.767 Gm (2.552 AU)
Eccentricity 0.214
1,489.018 d (4.08 a)
334.039°
Inclination 7.709°
38.71°
24.527°
Physical characteristics
17.386[2] h
11.67

262 Valda is a main belt asteroid that was discovered by Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa on November 3, 1886 in Vienna.[3] The origin of the name is unknown.

Photometric observations of this asteroid from the Organ Mesa Observatory in Las Cruces, New Mexico during 2010 gave a light curve with a period of 17.386 ± 0.001 hours and a brightness variation of 0.17 ± 0.02 magnitude.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "262 Valda", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-04-07. 
  2. ^ a b Pilcher, Frederick (July 2010), "Period Determinations for 11 Parthenope, 35 Leukothea, 38 Leda, 111 Ate, 194 Prokne, 262 Valda, 728 Leonisis, and 747 Winchester", Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers 37 (3): 119–122, Bibcode:2010MPBu...37..119P. 
  3. ^ "Numbered Minor Planets 1–5000", Discovery Circumstances (IAU Minor Planet center), retrieved 2013-04-07. 

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