|Discovered by||Anton Staus|
|Discovery date||September 1, 1892|
|Karl Robert Osten-Sacken|
|Minor planet category||Main belt|
|Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)|
|Aphelion||434.501 Gm (2.904 AU)|
|Perihelion||305.856 Gm (2.045 AU)|
|370.178 Gm (2.474 AU)|
|1,421.736 d (3.89 a)|
Average orbital speed
Photometric observations of this asteroid from multiple sites during 2007 gave a light curve with a period of 12.054 ± 0.003 hours and a brightness variation of 0.13 ± 0.02 in magnitude. This agrees with a result reported in 1992, but differs from period estimates of 8.03 hours and 4.349 reported in 1987 and 2001, respectively.
Under the SMASS classification taxonomy, Polana is listed as a B-type asteroid; a group that combines both the Tholen B and F types. The spectrum of this object suggests the presence of magnetite (Fe3O4), which gives it the spectrally-blue coloration that is a characteristic of this SMASS class. The spectrum of this asteroid also displays a band feature near 2.9 μm that indicate the presence of a hydrated mineral. This suggests that the asteroid has undergone significant water-based alteration.
- Yeomans, Donald K., 164 Eva, JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-04-07.
- Yang, Bin; Jewitt, David (September 2010), Identification of Magnetite in B-type Asteroids, The Astronomical Journal 140 (3): 692–698, arXiv:1006.5110, Bibcode:2010AJ....140..692Y, doi:10.1088/0004-6256/140/3/692
- Numbered Minor Planets 1–5000, Discovery Circumstances (IAU Minor Planet center), retrieved 2013-04-07.
- Warner, Brian D. et al. (December 2007), Lightcurve Analysis of 335 Roberta, Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers 34 (4): 99, Bibcode:2007MPBu...34...99W.
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