305 Gordonia

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305 Gordonia
Discovery
Discovered by Auguste Charlois
Discovery date February 16, 1891
Designations
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 549.289 Gm (3.672 AU)
Perihelion 378.085 Gm (2.527 AU)
463.687 Gm (3.1 AU)
Eccentricity 0.185
1993.149 d (5.46 a)
16.92 km/s
4.614°
Inclination 4.446°
207.869°
259.7°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 49.0 km
Mass unknown
Mean density
unknown
unknown
unknown
12.89 ± 0.01 hours[1]
Albedo unknown
Temperature unknown
Spectral type
unknown
8.77

305 Gordonia is a fairly typical, although sizeable Main belt asteroid.[2]

It was discovered by Auguste Charlois on February 16, 1891 in Nice and named after James Gordon Bennett Jr, patron.

The light curve of 305 Gordonia shows a periodicity of 12.89 ± 0.01 hours, during which time the brightness of the object varies by 0.17 ± 0.03 in magnitude.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Menke, John et al. (October 2008), "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at Menke Observatory", The Minor Planet Bulletin (Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers) 35 (4): 155–160, Bibcode:2008MPBu...35..155M 
  2. ^ Dynamics of comets and asteroids and their role in earth history. Shin Yabushita, J. Henrard. p.243