437 Rhodia

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437 Rhodia
Discovery
Discovered by Auguste Charlois
Discovery date July 16, 1898
Designations
Alternative names 1898 DP
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 445.215 Gm (2.976 AU)
Perihelion 268.643 Gm (1.796 AU)
Semi-major axis 356.929 Gm (2.386 AU)
Eccentricity 0.247
Orbital period 1346.094 d (3.69 a)
Average orbital speed 19.28 km/s
Mean anomaly 312.812°
Inclination 7.358°
Longitude of ascending node 263.4°
Argument of perihelion 61.486°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 13.1 km[1]
Albedo 0.70[1][2]
Absolute magnitude (H) 10.41[1]

437 Rhodia is a Main belt asteroid that was discovered by French astronomer Auguste Charlois on July 16, 1898 in Nice. It has the highest albedo of any main belt asteroid.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 437 Rhodia (1898 DP)". 2008-05-13 last obs. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  2. ^ a b Johnston, Wm. Robert (28 June 2003). "Asteroid albedos: graphs of data". Johnston's Archive. Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-16.