550 Senta

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550 Senta
550Senta (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 550 Senta based on its light curve.
Discovery
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date November 16, 1904
Designations
1904 PL
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 3.160 AU
Perihelion 2.016 AU
2.588 AU
Eccentricity 0.221
4.164 a
152.054°
Inclination 10.114°
270.834°
44.681°
Physical characteristics
20.555[2] h

550 Senta is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by German astronomer Max Wolf on November 16, 1904 from Heidelberg.

Photometric observations of this asteroid made at the Torino Observatory in Italy during 1990–1991 were used to determine a synodic rotation period of 20.555 ± 0.01 hours.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "550 Senta", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  2. ^ a b di Martino, M. et al. (February 1994), "Lightcurves and rotational periods of nine main belt asteroids", Icarus 107 (2): 269–275, Bibcode:1994Icar..107..269D, doi:10.1006/icar.1994.1022.