263 Dresda

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263 Dresda
Discovery
Discovered by Johann Palisa
Discovery date November 3, 1886
Designations
Named after
Dresden
A905 OC, A915 RL,
A917 BA, 1950 XV,
1977 PC
Minor planet category Main belt (Koronis)
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 465.879 Gm (3.114 AU)
Perihelion 397.493 Gm (2.657 AU)
431.686 Gm (2.886 AU)
Eccentricity 0.079
1790.417 d (4.9 a)
17.53 km/s
58.551°
Inclination 1.314°
216.664°
158.469°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 23.0 km
Mass unknown
Mean density
unknown
unknown
unknown
16.77 h
Albedo 0.226
Temperature unknown
Spectral type
unknown
10.4

263 Dresda is a typical Main belt asteroid. It belongs to the Koronis family of asteroids.

It has a lightly coloured surface and likely is not composed of carbonaceus materials, but is similar in composition as another Koronis family member, 243 Ida.

It was discovered by Johann Palisa on November 3, 1886 in Vienna.

Name Dresda derives from the German city of Dresden.

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