771 Libera

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771 Libera
771Libera (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 771 Libera based on its light curve.
Discovery
Discovered by J. Rheden
Discovery site Vienna
Discovery date November 21, 1913
Designations
1913 TO
Orbital characteristics
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 3.304 AU
Perihelion 2.005 AU
2.655 AU
Eccentricity 0.245
4.325 a
75.159°
Inclination 14.941°
218.283°
227.272°

771 Libera is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. It was discovered in 1913 by Austrian astronomer Joseph Rheden and named after a family friend.[1]

Photometric observations of this asteroid collected during 1999 show a rotation period of 5.892 ± 0.002 hours with a brightness variation of 0.57 magnitude.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2012), Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (6th ed.), Springer, p. 72, ISBN 3642297188. 
  2. ^ Warner, B. (March 2000), "Asteroid Photometry at the Palmer Divide Observatory", The Minor Planet Bulletin 27: 4–6, Bibcode:2000MPBu...27....4W. 

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