399 Persephone

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399 Persephone
399Persephone (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 399 Persephone based on its light curve.
Discovery
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery date February 23, 1895
Designations
Named after
Persephone
1895 BP
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 488.18 Gm (3.263 AU)
Perihelion 426.404 Gm (2.85 AU)
457.292 Gm (3.057 AU)
Eccentricity 0.068
1952.055 d (5.34 a)
17.04 km/s
204.409°
Inclination 13.082°
346.609°
189.387°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 49.1 km
Mass ~1.2×1017 kg
Mean density
2.0? g/cm³
~0.0137 m/s²
~0.0260 km/s
Albedo 0.10?
Temperature ~159 K
8.91[2]

399 Persephone is a main belt asteroid. It was discovered by German astronomer Max Wolf on February 23, 1895 in Heidelberg.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "399 Persephone", 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. (2003). Dictionary of minor planet names. Springer. p. 48. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.