273 Atropos

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273 Atropos
Discovery
Discovered by Johann Palisa
Discovery date March 8, 1888
Designations
Named after
Atropos
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 415.643 Gm (2.778 AU)
Perihelion 301.085 Gm (2.013 AU)
358.364 Gm (2.396 AU)
Eccentricity 0.16
1354.216 d (3.71 a)
19.24 km/s
91.72°
Inclination 20.44°
159.145°
120.6°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 29.0 km
23.852[2] h
10.26

273 Atropos is a typical Main belt asteroid that was discovered by Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa on March 8, 1888 in Vienna.

Photometric observations of this asteroid at the Palmer Divide Observatory in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2007 gave a light curve with a period of 23.852 ± 0.003 hours and a brightness variation of 0.60 ± 0.03 in magnitude.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "273 Atropos", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  2. ^ a b Warner, Brian D. (December 2007), "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory - March-May 2007", Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers 34 (4): 104-107, Bibcode:2007MPBu...34..104W.