603 Timandra

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603 Timandra
Discovery
Discovered by Joel Hastings Metcalf
Discovery site Taunton, Massachusetts
Discovery date February 16, 1906
Designations
1906 TJ
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 2.980 AU
Perihelion 2.099 AU
2.539 AU
Eccentricity 0.173
4.047 a
194.095°
Inclination 8.015°
343.596°
158.569°
Physical characteristics
41.79[2] h

603 Timandra is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by American astronomer Joel Hastings Metcalf on February 16, 1906 in Taunton, Massachusetts.

Photometric observations of this asteroid at the Organ Mesa Observatory in Las Cruces, New Mexico during 2010 gave a light curve with a long rotation period of 41.79 ± 0.02 hours and a brightness variation of 0.10 ± 0.02 in magnitude.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "603 Timandra", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  2. ^ a b Pilcher, Frederick (April 2011), "Rotation Period Determinations for 25 Phocaea, 140 Siwa, 149 Medusa 186 Celuta, 475 Ocllo, 574 Reginhild, and 603 Timandra", Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers 38 (2): 76–78, Bibcode:2011MPBu...38...76P. 

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