427 Galene

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427 Galene
Discovery
Discovered by Auguste Charlois
Discovery date August 27, 1897
Designations
1897 DJ
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 496.878 Gm (3.321 AU)
Perihelion 392.787 Gm (2.626 AU)
444.833 Gm (2.974 AU)
Eccentricity 0.117
1872.825 d (5.13 a)
17.27 km/s
0.8°
Inclination 5.127°
297.708°
13.653°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 30.0 km
Mass unknown
Mean density
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
Albedo unknown
Temperature unknown
Spectral type
unknown
9.8

427 Galene is a typical Main belt asteroid.

The asteroid was discovered by Auguste Charlois on August 27, 1897 in Nice.

It was named after one of the Nereids of Greek Mythology (Hesiod, Theogony, 240)