322 Phaeo

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322 Phaeo
Discovery
Discovered by A. Borrelly
Discovery date November 27, 1891
Designations
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 518.906 Gm (3.469 AU)
Perihelion 315.131 Gm (2.107 AU)
417.019 Gm (2.788 AU)
Eccentricity 0.244
1699.948 d (4.65 a)
17.84 km/s
171.962°
Inclination 8.016°
252.678°
114.424°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 71.88 ± 4.32[1] km
Mass (1.86 ± 0.04) × 1018[1] kg
Mean density
9.56 ± 1.73[1] g/cm3
Spectral type
M
9.01

322 Phaeo is a large Main belt asteroid. It is classified as a M-type asteroid.

The asteroid was discovered by A. Borrelly on November 27, 1891 in Marseilles, France. It was named for the Greek mythological figure Phaeo, one of the Hyades or nymphs. Several other asteroids were named for other of the Hyades – 106 Dione, 158 Koronis, 217 Eudora, and 308 Polyxo.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Carry, B. (December 2012), "Density of asteroids", Planetary and Space Science 73: 98-118, arXiv:1203.4336, Bibcode:2012P&SS...73...98C, doi:10.1016/j.pss.2012.03.009.  See Table 1.
  2. ^ Lutz D. Schmadel, Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, p. 42. Springer, ISBN 3-540-00238-3.