415 Palatia

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415 Palatia
Discovery
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery date February 7, 1896
Designations
Named after
Electorate of the Palatinate
1896 CO
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 543.23 Gm (3.631 AU)
Perihelion 291.756 Gm (1.95 AU)
417.493 Gm (2.791 AU)
Eccentricity 0.301
1702.848 d (4.66 a)
17.83 km/s
186.769°
Inclination 8.174°
127.042°
297.439°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 76.0 km
Spectral type
DP
9.21

415 Palatia is a large main belt asteroid that was discovered by German astronomer Max Wolf on February 7, 1896 in Heidelberg.

10µ radiometric data collected from Kitt Peak in 1975 gave an overly large diameter estimate of 93 km. It has a very low radiometric albedo of 0.026 and the spectrum suggests a metal-rich enstatite composition.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "415 Palatia", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  2. ^ Morrison, D.; Chapman, C. R. (March 1976), "Radiometric diameters for an additional 22 asteroids", Astrophysical Journal 204: 934–939, Bibcode:2008mgm..conf.2594S, doi:10.1142/9789812834300_0469.