A three-dimensional model of 321 Florentina based on its light curve.
|Discovered by||Johann Palisa|
|Discovery date||October 15, 1891|
|Minor planet category||Main belt (Koronis)|
|Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)|
|Aphelion||450.448 Gm (3.011 AU)|
|Perihelion||412.9 Gm (2.76 AU)|
|431.674 Gm (2.886 AU)|
|1790.342 d (4.9 a)|
Average orbital speed
A group of astronomers, including Lucy d'Escoffier Crespo da Silva, contributed data toward the discovery of spin-vector alignments in the Koronis family, which includes (321) Florentina. This was based on observations made between 1998 through 2000. The collaborative work resulted in the creation of 61 new individual rotation lightcurves to augment previous published observations.
- Meanings of asteroid names (1-500)#301
- Slivan, S. M., Binzel, R. P., Crespo da Silva, L. D., Kaasalainen, M., Lyndaker, M. M., Krco, M.: “Spin vectors in the Koronis family: comprehensive results from two independent analyses of 213 rotation lightcurves,”Icarus, 162, 2003, pp. 285-307.
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