627 Charis

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627 Charis
Discovery
Discovered by August Kopff
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date March 4, 1907
Designations
1907 XS
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 3.082 AU
Perihelion 2.714 AU
2.898 AU
Eccentricity 0.063
4.934 a
162.618°
Inclination 6.472°
142.679°
174.972°
Physical characteristics
27.888[2] h

627 Charis is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by German astronomer August Kopff on March 4, 1907 from Heidelberg.[3] It was named after the goddess Charis, the wife of Hephaestus from Greek mythology.[4]

Photometric observations of this asteroid at the Organ Mesa Observatory in Las Cruces, New Mexico during 2012 gave a light curve with a period of 27.888 ± 0.002 hours and a brightness variation of 0.35 ± 0.02 in magnitude.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "164 Eva", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-04-07. 
  2. ^ a b Pilcher, Frederick (October 2012), "Rotation Period Determinations for 47 Aglaja, 252 Clementina, 611 Valeria, 627 Charis, and 756 Lilliana", Planetary and Space Science 39: 220-222, Bibcode:2012MPBu...39..220P. 
  3. ^ "Numbered Minor Planets 1–5000", Discovery Circumstances (IAU Minor Planet center), retrieved 2013-04-07. 
  4. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2012), Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (6th ed.), Springer, p. 61, ISBN 3642297188. 

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