344 Desiderata

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344 Desiderata
Discovery
Discovered by Auguste Charlois
Discovery date November 15, 1892
Designations
Named after
Désirée Clary
1892 M
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 510.751 Gm (3.414 AU)
Perihelion 265.684 Gm (1.776 AU)
388.218 Gm (2.595 AU)
Eccentricity 0.316
1526.916 d (4.18 a)
18.49 km/s
30.843°
Inclination 18.355°
48.253°
237.382°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 129.20 ± 3.37[1] km
Mass (1.39± 0.48) × 1018[1] kg
Mean density
1.22 ± 0.43[1] g/cm3
Spectral type
C?
8.08

344 Desiderata 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 Auguste Charlois on November 15, 1892, in Nice.

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.