79 Eurynome

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79 Eurynome
79Eurynome (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 79 Eurynome based on its light curve.
Discovery
Discovered by James Craig Watson
Discovery date September 14, 1863
Designations
Named after
Eurynome
 
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch December 31, 2006 (JD 2454100.5)
Aphelion 435.949 Gm (2.914 AU)
Perihelion 295.538 Gm (1.976 AU)
365.743 Gm (2.445 AU)
Eccentricity 0.192
1396.288 d (3.82 a)
18.87 km/s
149.498°
Inclination 4.622°
206.802°
200.384°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 66.5 km
Mass 3.1×1017 kg
Mean density
? g/cm³
0.0186 m/s²
0.0352 km/s
? d
Albedo 0.262 (geometric)[1]
Temperature ~178 K
Spectral type
S
9.35 (brightest)
7.96

79 Eurynome (/jʊˈrɪnəm/ ew-RIN-ə-mee) is a quite large and bright main-belt asteroid composed of silicate rock. Eurynome was discovered by J. C. Watson on September 14, 1863. It was his first asteroid discovery. It is named after one of the many Eurynomes in Greek mythology.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asteroid Data Sets

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