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
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.