266 Aline

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266 Aline
Discovery
Discovered by Johann Palisa
Discovery date May 17, 1887
Designations
n/a
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 485.259 Gm (3.244 AU)
Perihelion 353.479 Gm (2.363 AU)
419.369 Gm (2.803 AU)
Eccentricity 0.157
1714.34 d (4.69 a)
17.79 km/s
250.561°
Inclination 13.391°
236.007°
151.36°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 107.95 ± 6.62[1] km
Mass (4.15 ± 0.42) × 1018[1] kg
Mean density
6.29 ± 1.32[1] g/cm3
13.02[2] h
Albedo 0.059
Spectral type
C
8.8

266 Aline is a fairly large main belt asteroid that was discovered by Johann Palisa on May 17, 1887 in Vienna and is thought to have been named after the daughter of astronomer Edmund Weiss. It is a dark C-type asteroid and is probably composed of primitive carbonaceous material.

Photometric observations made in 2012 at the Organ Mesa Observatory in Las Cruces, New Mexico produced a light curve with a period of 13.018 ± 0.001 hours and a brightness variation of 0.10 ± 0.01 in magnitude.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Carry, B. (December 2012), "Density of asteroids", Planetary and Space Science 73: 98–118, arXiv:1203.4336, Bibcode:2012P&SS...73...98C, doi:10.1016/j.pss.2012.03.009.  See Table 1.
  2. ^ a b Pilcher, Frederick (July 2012), "Rotation Period Determinations for 46 Hestia, 223 Rosa, 225 Henrietta, 266 Aline, 750 Oskar, and 765 Mattiaca", Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers 39 (3): 171–173, Bibcode:2012MPBu...39..171P. 

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