73 Klytia

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73 Klytia
73Klytia (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 73 Klytia based on its light curve.
Discovery
Discovered by Horace Parnell Tuttle
Discovery date April 7, 1862
Designations
Named after
Clytie
 
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch December 31, 2006 (JD 2454100.5)
Aphelion 415.302 Gm (2.776 AU)
Perihelion 382.115 Gm (2.554 AU)
398.708 Gm (2.665 AU)
Eccentricity 0.042
1589.253 d (4.35 a)
18.24 km/s
214.253°
Inclination 2.373°
7.213°
54.982°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 44.4 km
Mass 9.2×1016 kg
Mean density
? g/cm³
0.0124 m/s²
0.0235 km/s
? d
Albedo 0.225 [1]
Temperature ~170 K
Spectral type
S
9.0

73 Klytia (/ˈklɪtiə/ KLIT-ee-ə) is a main-belt asteroid. It was the second and last asteroid discovery by the prolific comet discoverer Horace Tuttle, on April 7, 1862. It is named after Clytia, who loved Apollo in Greek mythology.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asteroid Data Sets