82 Alkmene

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82 Alkmene
82Alkmene (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 82 Alkmene based on its light curve.
Discovery
Discovered by Karl Theodor Robert Luther
Discovery date November 27, 1864
Designations
Named after
Alcmene
 
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch December 31, 2006 (JD 2454100.5)
Aphelion 505.547 Gm (3.379 AU)
Perihelion 320.232 Gm (2.141 AU)
412.890 Gm (2.760 AU)
Eccentricity 0.224
1674.795 d (4.59 a)
17.70 km/s
291.491°
Inclination 2.833°
25.636°
110.371°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 61.0 km
Mass 2.4×1017 kg
Mean density
? g/cm³
0.0170 m/s²
0.0322 km/s
? d
Albedo 0.208 [1]
Temperature ~168 K
Spectral type
S
8.40

82 Alkmene (/ælkˈmn/ alk-MEE-nee) is a main-belt asteroid. Alkmene was discovered by R. Luther on November 27, 1864, and named after Alcmene, the mother of Herakles in Greek mythology. A satellite has been suggested based on the lightcurve data. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asteroid Data Sets