387 Aquitania

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387 Aquitania
Discovery
Discovered by F. Courty
Discovery date March 5, 1894
Designations
Named after
Aquitaine
1894 AZ
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 506.853 Gm (3.388 AU)
Perihelion 312.827 Gm (2.091 AU)
409.84 Gm (2.74 AU)
Eccentricity 0.237
1656.241 d (4.53 a)
18.0 km/s
50.237°
Inclination 18.132°
128.332°
157.676°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 100.5 km[1]
Mass 1.8×1018 kg[2][3]
Mean density
3.27 ± 1.11[4] g/cm3
24.144 h[1]
Albedo 0.19[1]
Spectral type
S[1]
7.41[1]

387 Aquitania is a fairly large main-belt asteroid. It is classified as an S-type asteroid.

It was discovered by F. Courty on March 5, 1894, in Bordeaux. It was second of his two asteroid discoveries. The first was 384 Burdigala.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 387 Aquitania (1894 AZ)" (2008-06-15 last obs). Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  2. ^ Michalak, G. (2001). "Determination of asteroid masses". Astronomy & Astrophysics 374 (2): 703–711. Bibcode:2001A&A...374..703M. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20010731. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  3. ^ (Mass estimate of Aquitania 0.0094 / Mass of Ceres 4.75) * Mass of Ceres 9.43E+20 = 1.866E+18
  4. ^ 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.

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