477 Italia

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Italia
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Luigi Carnera
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date August 23, 1901
Designations
MPC designation 477
Named after
Italy
1901 GR; A905 UK
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch January 4, 2010
Aphelion 2.8708173
Perihelion 1.9583793
Eccentricity 0.1889420
1370.4581304
314.04669
Inclination 5.28932
10.71857
322.43576
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 22.51 km
0.2769
T/B
10.25

477 Italia (1901 GR) is a main-belt asteroid that was discovered on August 23, 1901 by Italian astronomer Luigi Carnera at Heidelberg.

Photometric observations of this asteroid collected in 2005 gave a provisional rotation period of 19.4189 hours and a brightness variation of about 0.2 in magnitude.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "477 Italia", 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. 

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