316 Goberta

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316 Goberta
Discovery
Discovered by Auguste Charlois
Discovery date September 8, 1891
Designations
Minor planet category Main belt (Themis)
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 543.577 Gm (3.634 AU)
Perihelion 405.28 Gm (2.709 AU)
474.428 Gm (3.171 AU)
Eccentricity 0.146
2062.805 d (5.65 a)
16.73 km/s
304.487°
Inclination 2.339°
124.038°
314.743°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 48.0 km
8.605 ± 0.01 hours[2]
9.87[3]

316 Goberta is a mid-sized Themistian asteroid that was discovered by French astronomer Auguste Charlois on September 8, 1891 in Nice, France.[4]

The light curve of 316 Goberta shows a periodicity of 8.605 ± 0.01 hours, during which time the brightness of the object varies by 0.20 ± 0.05 in magnitude.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "316 Goberta", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  2. ^ 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 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Charlois, A.; Benennung von kleinen Planeten, Astronomische Nachrichten, Vol. 132, No. 3155, p. 175