482 Petrina

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482 Petrina
Discovery
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date March 3, 1902
Designations
1902 HT
Orbital characteristics
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 3.304 AU
Perihelion 2.687 AU
2.996 AU
Eccentricity 0.103
5.185 a
245.740°
Inclination 14.475°
179.565°
88.605°

482 Petrina is a minor planet orbiting the Sun.

Attempts to produce a light curve for this object have yielded differing synodic rotation periods, perhaps in part because the period is close to half an Earth day. Observations suggest that the pole of rotation is near the orbital plane, yielding only small light variations during certain parts of each orbit. Attempts to observe the asteroid photometrically during an optimal viewing period of the object's orbit gave a rotation period of 11.7922 ± 0.0001 h with an amplitude variation of 0.53 ± 0.05 in magnitude.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hawkins, Scot; Ditteon, Richard (January 2014), "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Oakley Observatory - May 2007", Minor Planet Bulletin 41 (1): 47–49, Bibcode:2014MPBu...41...47P.