340 Eduarda

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340 Eduarda
340Eduarda (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 340 Eduarda based on its light curve.
Discovery
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery date September 25, 1892
Designations
Named after
Heinrich Eduard von Lade
1892 H
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 458.835 Gm (3.067 AU)
Perihelion 362.429 Gm (2.423 AU)
410.632 Gm (2.745 AU)
Eccentricity 0.117
1661.042 d (4.55 a)
17.98 km/s
193.091°
Inclination 4.679°
27.115°
42.727°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 30.0 km
9.9

340 Eduarda is a main belt asteroid that was discovered by German astronomer Max Wolf on September 25, 1892 in Heidelberg.[2] It was named after German banker and amateur astronomer Heinrich Eduard von Lade.

Photometric observations of this asteroid at the Oakley Observatory in Terre Haute, Indiana during 2006 gave a light curve with a period of 8.04 ± 0.02 hours and a brightness variation of 0.25 ± 0.03 in magnitude.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., 164 Eva, JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-04-07. 
  2. ^ Numbered Minor Planets 1–5000, Discovery Circumstances (IAU Minor Planet center), retrieved 2013-04-07. 
  3. ^ Ditteon, Richard; Hawkins, Scot (September 2007), Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Oakley Observatory - October-November 2006, Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers 34 (3): 59–64, Bibcode:2007MPBu...34...59D.