653 Berenike

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653 Berenike
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Joel Hastings Metcalf
Discovery site Taunton, Massachusetts
Discovery date November 27, 1907
Designations
MPC designation 653
Named after
Berenice II
1907 BK
Minor planet category Main belt [2]
Orbital characteristics[3]
Epoch November 30, 2008
Aphelion 3.147 AU
Perihelion 2.88 AU
3.01349 AU
Eccentricity 0.044298
1910.75 days (5.23 years)
354.665°
Inclination 11.287°
133.219°
50.023°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 39.22 ± 2.4 km (24.37 ± 1.49 mi)
Mean diameter[4]
12.4886 ± 0.0007 hours [5]
Albedo 0.2444 ± 0.034 [4]
9.18 [6]

653 Berenike is a main-belt asteroid discovered on November 27, 1907 by Joel Hastings Metcalf at Taunton, Massachusetts.[1] It is named after Berenice II of Egypt, after whom the constellation Coma Berenices is also named.

This is a member of the dynamic Eos family of asteroids that most likely formed as the result of a collisional breakup of a parent body.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets (1)-(5000)". IAU: Minor Planet Center. Retrieved December 18, 2008. 
  2. ^ "653 Berenike (1907 BK)". JPL Small-Body Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved December 28, 2008. 
  3. ^ "(653) Berenike". AstDyS. Italy: University of Pisa. Retrieved December 18, 2008. 
  4. ^ a b 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 December 28, 2008. 
  5. ^ Galád et al. (2008). "A Collection of Lightcurves from Modra: 2007 December- 2008 June". The Minor Planet Bulletin 35 (4): 144–146. Bibcode:2008MPBu...35..144G. 
  6. ^ Tholen (2007). "Asteroid Absolute Magnitudes". EAR-A-5-DDR-ASTERMAG-V11.0. Planetary Data System. Archived from the original on 1 December 2008. Retrieved December 28, 2008. 
  7. ^ Veeder, G. J. et al. (March 1995), "Eos, Koronis, and Maria family asteroids: Infrared (JHK) photometry", Icarus 114: 186–196, Bibcode:1995Icar..114..186V, doi:10.1006/icar.1995.1053, CiteSeerX: 10.1.1.31.2739.