419 Aurelia

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419 Aurelia
Discovery
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery date September 7, 1896
Designations
1896 CW
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 486.323 Gm (3.251 AU)
Perihelion 290.384 Gm (1.941 AU)
388.354 Gm (2.596 AU)
Eccentricity 0.252
1527.718 d (4.18 a)
18.49 km/s
27.557°
Inclination 3.924°
229.36°
44.548°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 124.47 ± 3.08[2] km
Mass (1.72 ± 0.34) × 1018[2] kg
Mean density
1.70 ± 0.35[2] g/cm3
16.784[3]
Spectral type
F
8.42

419 Aurelia is a main-belt asteroid that was discovered by German astronomer Max Wolf on September 7, 1896, in Heidelberg. It is classified as an F-type asteroid.

Photometric observations of this asteroid made during 2008 at the Organ Mesa Observatory in Las Cruces, New Mexico gave a "somewhat irregular" light curve with a period of 16.784 ± 0.001 hours and a brightness variation of 0.07 ± 0.01 in magnitude. When allowing for varying aspect angles and changes in mean motion, this result is consistent with past studies.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "419 Aurelia", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  2. ^ a b c Carry, B. (December 2012), "Density of asteroids", Planetary and Space Science 73: 98-118, arXiv:1203.4336, Bibcode:2012P&SS...73...98C, doi:10.1016/j.pss.2012.03.009.  See Table 1.
  3. ^ a b Pilcher, Frederick (September 2008), "Period Determinations for 26 Proserpina, 34 Circe 74 Galatea, 143 Adria, 272 Antonia, 419 Aurelia, and 557 Violetta", Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers 35 (3): 135-138, Bibcode:2008MPBu...35..135P.