350 Ornamenta

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350 Ornamenta
350Ornamenta (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 350 Ornamenta based on its light curve.
Discovery
Discovered by Auguste Charlois
Discovery date December 14, 1892
Designations
1892 U
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 538.079 Gm (3.597 AU)
Perihelion 393.508 Gm (2.63 AU)
465.794 Gm (3.114 AU)
Eccentricity 0.155
2006.746 d (5.49 a)
16.88 km/s
141.983°
Inclination 24.885°
90.214°
339.08°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 118.0 km
Spectral type
C
8.37

350 Ornamenta is a relatively large main-belt asteroid, measuring 118 km in diameter. It is classified as a C-type asteroid and is probably composed of carbonaceous material.

Ornamenta was discovered by Auguste Charlois on December 14, 1892, in Nice, France. It was named in 1905 after Antoinette Horneman, who was a member of the Société astronomique de France.[2]

This object is the namesake of a family of 14–93 asteroids that share similar spectral properties and orbital elements; hence they may have arisen from the same collisional event. All members have a relatively high orbital inclination.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "164 Eva", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  2. ^ Lutz D. Schmadel, Dictionary of Minor Planet Names: Addendum to Fifth Edition: 2006 - 2008.
  3. ^ Novaković, Bojan et al. (November 2011), "Families among high-inclination asteroids", Icarus 216 (1): 69–81, arXiv:1108.3740, Bibcode:2011Icar..216...69N, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2011.08.016.