376 Geometria

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376 Geometria
376Geometria (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 376 Geometria based on its light curve.
Discovery
Discovered by Auguste Charlois
Discovery date September 18, 1893
Designations
Named after
geometry
1893 AM
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 401.004 Gm (2.681 AU)
Perihelion 283.826 Gm (1.897 AU)
342.415 Gm (2.289 AU)
Eccentricity 0.171
1264.825 d (3.46 a)
19.69 km/s
147.945°
Inclination 5.43°
302.268°
316.336°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 35.0 km
7.74 ± 0.02[2] h
Spectral type
S
9.49

376 Geometria is a main belt asteroid that was discovered by French astronomer Auguste Charlois on September 18, 1893 in Nice, France. It is classified as an S-type asteroid.[2]

In 1983, 376 Geometria was observed photometrically from the Observatoire de Haute-Provence, producing an asymmetrical light curve that indicates a rotation period of 7.74 ± 0.02 hours with a brightness variation of 0.16 ± 0.01 in magnitude.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "164 Eva", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  2. ^ a b c Barucci, M. A.; di Martino, M. (July 1984), "Rotational rates of very small asteroids - 123 Brunhild, 376 Geometria, 437 Rhodia and 1224 Fantasia", Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series 57: 103-106, Bibcode:1984A&AS...57..103B.