815 Coppelia

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815 Coppelia
Discovery
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date February 2, 1916
Designations
1916 YU
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 2.861 AU
Perihelion 2.457 AU
2.659 AU
Eccentricity 0.076
4.336 a
248.009°
Inclination 13.870°
57.330°
56.755°
Physical characteristics
4.421[2] h

815 Coppelia is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by German astronomer Max Wolf on February 2, 1916 from Heidelberg.[3]

Photometric observations of this asteroid at the Rozhen Observatory in Bulgaria during 2010 gave a light curve with a period of 4.4565 hours and a brightness variation of 0.24 in magnitude. This is consistent with a period of 4.421 hours and an amplitude of 0.27 obtained during a 2006 study.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "815 Coppelia", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-04-07. 
  2. ^ a b Radeva, V. et al. (2011), "Rotation periods of the asteroids 55 Pandora, 78 Diana and 815 Coppelia", Bulgarian Astronomical Journal 17: 133–141, Bibcode:2012MPBu...39...57P. 
  3. ^ "Numbered Minor Planets 1–5000", Discovery Circumstances (IAU Minor Planet center), retrieved 2013-04-07. 

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