334 Chicago

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334 Chicago
Discovery
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery date August 23, 1892
Designations
Named after
Chicago
1892 L
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 598.693 Gm (4.002 AU)
Perihelion 567.598 Gm (3.794 AU)
583.145 Gm (3.898 AU)
Eccentricity 0.027
2811.04 d (7.7 a)
15.09 km/s
292.853°
Inclination 4.641°
130.348°
146.242°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 167.26 ± 7.27[1] km
Mass (5.06 ± 5.63) × 1018[1] kg
Spectral type
C
7.64

334 Chicago is a very large main-belt asteroid. It is classified as a C-type asteroid and is probably composed of carbonaceous material.

It was discovered by Max Wolf on August 23, 1892, in Heidelberg.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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.