58 Concordia

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58 Concordia
Discovery
Discovered by Karl Theodor Robert Luther
Discovery date March 24, 1860
Designations
Named after Concordia
Alternative names  
Minor planet category Main belt,
Nemesis family (Concordia family)
Orbital characteristics
Epoch December 31, 2006 (JD 2454100.5)
Aphelion 2.818 AU (421.526 Gm)
Perihelion 2.583 AU (386.457 Gm)
Semi-major axis 2.701 AU (403.991 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.043
Orbital period 4.44 a (1620.946 d)
Average orbital speed 18.12 km/s
Mean anomaly 15.122°
Inclination 5.057°
Longitude of ascending node 161.290°
Argument of perihelion 34.465°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 93.4 km
Mass 8.5×1017 kg
Mean density ? g/cm³
Equatorial surface gravity 0.0261 m/s²
Escape velocity 0.0494 km/s
Rotation period ? d
Albedo 0.058[1]
Temperature ~169 K
Spectral type C
Absolute magnitude (H) 8.86

58 Concordia is a fairly large asteroid-belt asteroid. It is classified as a C-type asteroid, meaning that its surface is very dark and it is likely carbonaceous in composition.

Concordia was discovered by Robert Luther on March 24, 1860. At Luther's request, it was named by Carl Christian Bruhns of the University of Leipzig after Concordia, the Roman goddess of harmony.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asteroid Data Sets
  2. ^ Lutz D. Schmadel, Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, p.20.