454 Mathesis

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454 Mathesis
Discovery
Discovered by Friedrich Karl Arnold Schwassmann
Discovery site Heidelberg (024)
Discovery date March 28, 1900
Designations
MPC designation 454
Named after
mathematics
1900 FC
main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch August 27, 2011
Aphelion 2.920 AU
Perihelion 2.335 AU
2.627 AU
Eccentricity 0.111
1555.587 d
4.26 a
41.460°
Inclination 6.29680067153217°
32.418°
177.459°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 81.57 km
8.378 h
Albedo 0.0555
9.20

454 Mathesis is an asteroid that was discovered by German astronomer Friedrich Karl Arnold Schwassmann on March 28, 1900. Its provisional name was 1900 FC.

Photometric observations of this asteroid at the Altimira Observatory in 2004 gave a light curve with a period of 8.37784 ± 0.00003 hours and a brightness variation of 0.32 in magnitude. This differs from periods of 7.075 hours reported in 1994 and 7.745 hours in 1998.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "454 Mathesis", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  2. ^ Buchheim, Robert K. (June 2006), "Photometry of asteroids 133 Cyrene, 454 Mathesis, 477 Italia, and 2264 Sabrina", Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series 33 (2): 29–30, Bibcode:2006MPBu...33...29B.