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
Minor planet category 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.