441 Bathilde

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441 Bathilde
441Bathilde (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 441 Bathilde based on its light curve.
Discovery
Discovered by Auguste Charlois
Discovery date December 8, 1898
Designations
1898 ED
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 454.445 Gm (3.038 AU)
Perihelion 384.752 Gm (2.572 AU)
419.599 Gm (2.805 AU)
Eccentricity 0.083
1715.747 d (4.7 a)
17.78 km/s
187.675°
Inclination 8.142°
253.877°
201.59°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 70.0 km
8.51

441 Bathilde is a large main belt asteroid that was discovered by French astronomer Auguste Charlois on December 8, 1898 in Nice.

10µ radiometric data collected from Kitt Peak in 1975 gave a diameter estimate of 64 km.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., 441 Bathilde, 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.