287 Nephthys

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287 Nephthys
Discovery
Discovered by C. H. F. Peters
Discovery date August 25, 1889
Designations
Named after
Nephthys
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 360.26 Gm (2.408 AU)
Perihelion 343.744 Gm (2.298 AU)
352.002 Gm (2.353 AU)
Eccentricity 0.023
1318.315 d (3.61 a)
19.42 km/s
59.725°
Inclination 10.023°
142.493°
120.15°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 68.0 km
Spectral type
S
8.26[2]

287 Nephthys is a large Main belt asteroid that was discovered by German-American astronomer C. H. F. Peters on August 25, 1889 in Clinton, New York and named after Nephthys in Egyptian mythology.[3] It is classified as an S-type asteroid.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "287 Nephthys", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  2. ^ Warner, Brian D. (December 2007), "Initial Results of a Dedicated H-G Project", Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers 34: 113–119, Bibcode:2007MPBu...34..113W. 
  3. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2012), Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, Springer, p. 38, ISBN 3642297188.