374 Burgundia

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374 Burgundia
Discovered by Auguste Charlois
Discovery date September 18, 1893
Named after Burgundy
Alternative names 1893 AK
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 449.021 Gm (3.002 AU)
Perihelion 382.91 Gm (2.56 AU)
Semi-major axis 415.966 Gm (2.781 AU)
Eccentricity 0.079
Orbital period 1693.512 d (4.64 a)
Average orbital speed 17.86 km/s
Mean anomaly 119.563°
Inclination 8.986°
Longitude of ascending node 219.238°
Argument of perihelion 27.587°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 45.0 km
Spectral type S
Absolute magnitude (H) 8.68[2]

374 Burgundia is a typical main belt asteroid that was discovered by Auguste Charlois on September 18, 1893 in Nice. It was named for the former French region of Burgandy. It is one of seven of Charlois's discoveries that was expressly named by the Astromomisches Rechen-Institut (Astronomical Calculation Institute).[3]

Burgundia was long thought to be a member of the now defunct Ceres asteroid family, but it was found to be an unrelated interloper in that group based on its non-matching composition.[4]


  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "374 Burgundia", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  2. ^ Warner, Brian D. (December 2007), "Initial Results of a Dedicated H-G Project", Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers 34: 113–119, Bibcode:2007MPBu...34..113W. 
  3. ^ Schmadel Lutz D. Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (fifth edition), Springer, 2003. ISBN 3-540-00238-3.
  4. ^ Cellino, A . et al. "Spectroscopic Properties of Asteroid Families", in Asteroids III, University of Arizona Press, pp. 633-643 (2002).