546 Herodias

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546 Herodias
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Paul Götz
Discovery site Heidelberg-Königstuhl State Observatory
Discovery date April 10, 1904
Designations
MPC designation 546
Named after
Herodias
1904 PA
Minor planet category main belt
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch November 30, 2008
Aphelion 2.896 AU
Perihelion 2.3006 AU
2.59831 AU
Eccentricity 0.114581
1529.8 days (4.19 years)
209.858°
Inclination 14.848°
21.866°
109.016°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 66.02 kilometres (41.02 mi) ± 3.8 kilometres (2.4 mi)
Mean diameter [3]
10.4 hours [4]
Albedo 0.0534 ± 0.007 [3]
Spectral type
C
9.70 [5]

546 Herodias is a C-type asteroid orbiting in the Main belt near the Eunomia family. However, it is not a family member but an un-related interloper in the region because its composition is inconsistent with membership. Its diameter is about 66 km, its albedo around 0.053,[3] and its rotation period is 10.4 hours.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets (1)-(5000)". IAU: Minor Planet Center. Retrieved December 12, 2008. 
  2. ^ "(546) Herodias". AstDyS. Italy: University of Pisa. Retrieved December 12, 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c Tedesco et al. (2004). "Supplemental IRAS Minor Planet Survey (SIMPS)". IRAS-A-FPA-3-RDR-IMPS-V6.0. Planetary Data System. Archived from the original on 21 January 2009. Retrieved January 7, 2009. [dead link]
  4. ^ a b Székely et al.; Kiss, L; Szabo, G; Sarneczky, K; Csak, B; Varadi, M; Meszaros, S (2005). "CCD photometry of 23 minor planets" (abstact). Planetary and Space Science 53 (9): 925–936. arXiv:astro-ph/0504462. Bibcode:2005P&SS...53..925S. doi:10.1016/j.pss.2005.04.006.  web preprint
  5. ^ Tholen (2007). "Asteroid Absolute Magnitudes". EAR-A-5-DDR-ASTERMAG-V11.0. Planetary Data System. Archived from the original on 1 December 2008. Retrieved January 7, 2009. [dead link]