269 Justitia

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269 Justitia
Discovery
Discovered by Johann Palisa
Discovery date September 21, 1887
Designations
1942 XY
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 474.618 Gm (3.173 AU)
Perihelion 308.57 Gm (2.063 AU)
391.594 Gm (2.618 AU)
Eccentricity 0.212
1546.878 d (4.24 a)
18.41 km/s
321.141°
Inclination 5.478°
156.815°
119.93°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 54.0 km
Mass unknown
Mean density
unknown
unknown
unknown
16.545 h
Albedo 0.097
Temperature unknown
Spectral type
unknown
9.5

269 Justitia is a fairly sizeable Main belt asteroid.

It was discovered by Johann Palisa on September 21, 1887 in Vienna.

The asteroid was named after Justitia, the Roman equivalent of Themis, the Greek goddess of justice (she also has an asteroid named after her, 24 Themis).

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