408 Fama

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408 Fama
Discovery
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery date October 13, 1895
Designations
1895 CD
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 539.52 Gm (3.606 AU)
Perihelion 411.267 Gm (2.749 AU)
475.393 Gm (3.178 AU)
Eccentricity 0.135
2069.101 d (5.66 a)
16.71 km/s
137.77°
Inclination 9.09°
297.891°
106.101°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 41.0 km
12.19[1] h
9.5

408 Fama is a typical main belt asteroid in orbit around the Sun. It was discovered by German astronomer Max Wolf on October 13, 1895 in Heidelberg.

Photometric observations at the Oakley Observatory in Terre Haute, Indiana during 2007 were used to build a light curve for this asteroid. The asteroid displayed a rotation period of 12.19 ± 0.02 hours and a brightness variation of 0.15 ± 0.03 in magnitude.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Shipley, Heath et al. (September 2008), Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory: September 2007, Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers 35 (3): 99–101, retrieved 2013-03-23.