296 Phaëtusa

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296 Phaëtusa
Discovery
Discovered by Auguste Charlois
Discovery date August 19, 1890
Designations
Named after Phaethusa
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 386.835 Gm (2.586 AU)
Perihelion 279.972 Gm (1.871 AU)
Semi-major axis 333.403 Gm (2.229 AU)
Eccentricity 0.16
Orbital period 1215.226 d (3.33 a)
Average orbital speed 19.95 km/s
Mean anomaly 109.085°
Inclination 1.747°
Longitude of ascending node 121.62°
Argument of perihelion 252.171°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 7 - 15 km
Mass unknown
Mean density unknown
Equatorial surface gravity unknown
Escape velocity unknown
Rotation period unknown
Albedo unknown
Temperature unknown
Spectral type unknown
Absolute magnitude (H) 12.62

296 Phaëtusa is a small Main belt asteroid.

It was discovered by Auguste Charlois on August 19, 1890 in Nice.