83 Beatrix

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83 Beatrix
Discovery
Discovered by Annibale de Gasparis
Discovery date April 26, 1865
Designations
Named after
Beatrice Portinari
 
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch December 31, 2006 (JD 2454100.5)
Aphelion 393.528 Gm (2.631 AU)
Perihelion 334.023 Gm (2.233 AU)
363.776 Gm (2.432 AU)
Eccentricity 0.082
1385.035 d (3.79 a)
19.07 km/s
141.862°
Inclination 4.966°
27.800°
167.170°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 81.4 km
Mass 5.6×1017 kg
Mean density
? g/cm³
0.0228 m/s²
0.0430 km/s
? d
Albedo 0.092 [1]
Temperature ~178 K
Spectral type
X
8.66

83 Beatrix (/ˈb.ətrɪks/ BAY-ə-triks or /ˈbətrɪks/ BEE-ə-triks) is a quite large asteroid orbiting in the inner part of the main asteroid belt. It was discovered by Annibale de Gasparis on April 26, 1865. It was his last asteroid discovery. A diameter of at least 68 km was determined from the Beatrician stellar occultation observed on June 15, 1983. It is named for Beatrice Portinari, beloved of Dante Alighieri and immortalized by him in La Vita Nuova and The Divine Comedy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asteroid Data Sets