275 Sapientia

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275 Sapientia
Discovery
Discovered by Johann Palisa
Discovery date April 15, 1888
Designations
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 481.743 Gm
(3.22 AU)
Perihelion 347.835 Gm
(2.325 AU)
414.789 Gm
(2.773 AU)
Eccentricity 0.161
1686.332 d
(4.62 a)
17.89 km/s
127.423°
Inclination 4.771°
134.293°
37.291°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 121.0 km
Spectral type
C
8.85

275 Sapientia is a very large Main belt asteroid that was discovered by Johann Palisa on April 15, 1888 in Vienna. It is classified as a C-type asteroid and is probably composed of carbonaceous material.

Observations performed at the Palmer Divide Observatory in Colorado Springs, Colorado during 2007 produced a light curve with an estimated period of 14.766 ± 0.006 hours with a brightness range of 0.11 ± 0.02 in magnitude.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Warner, Brian D. (September 2007), "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory", Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers, Bibcode:2007MPBu...34...72W.