388 Charybdis

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388 Charybdis
Discovery
Discovered by Auguste Charlois
Discovery date March 7, 1894
Designations
Named after
Charybdis
1894 BA
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 475.872 Gm (3.181 AU)
Perihelion 423.337 Gm (2.83 AU)
449.604 Gm (3.005 AU)
Eccentricity 0.058
1903.039 d (5.21 a)
17.18 km/s
296.545°
Inclination 6.459°
354.626°
333.003°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 114.0 km
Mass unknown
Mean density
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
Albedo unknown
Temperature unknown
Spectral type
C
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388 Charybdis is a very large main-belt asteroid. It is classified as a C-type asteroid and is probably composed of privitive carbonates.

It was discovered by Auguste Charlois on March 7, 1894, in Nice.

It is probably named after the monster in Greek mythology.