428 Monachia

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428 Monachia
Discovery
Discovered by Walther Villiger
Discovery date November 18, 1897
Designations
Named after
Munich
1897 DK; 1946 UL;
1949 OE; 1953 TN3;
1974 XU
Minor planet category Main belt (Flora family)
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 407.004 Gm (2.721 AU)
Perihelion 283.364 Gm (1.894 AU)
345.184 Gm (2.307 AU)
Eccentricity 0.179
1280.202 d (3.51 a)
19.61 km/s
226.711°
Inclination 6.2°
17.76°
15.598°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 18 km[1]
Mass unknown
Mean density
unknown
unknown
unknown
0.151 d (3.634 h) [2]
Albedo 0.114[1]
Temperature unknown
Spectral type
unknown
11.5

428 Monachia is an asteroid orbiting within the Flora family in the Main Belt.

It was discovered by Walther Villiger on November 18, 1897 in Munich, Germany. It was his only asteroid discovery. The asteroid's name comes from the Latin name for Munich.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Supplemental IRAS Minor Planet Survey
  2. ^ PDS lightcurve data
  3. ^ Lutz D. Schmadel, Dictionary of Minor Planet Names: Addendum to Fifth Edition: 2006 - 2008.