846 Lipperta

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846 Lipperta
Discovered by Gyllenberg, K.
Discovery date November 26, 1916
Main belt[1]
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 2012-Mar-14
(JD 2456000.5)
Aphelion 3.6983 AU (Q)
Perihelion 2.5500 AU (q)
3.1242 AU (a)
Eccentricity 0.18378
5.52 yr
102.38° (M)
Inclination 0.26401°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 52.4 ± 1.4 km (IRAS)[1]
Mass 1.5×1017 kg (assumed)
1641 hr (68.375 d)[1][2]
Albedo 0.0506[1]

846 Lipperta is a Themistian asteroid.

Based on lightcurve studies, Lipperta has a rotation period of 1641 hours, but this figure is based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.[1] The lack of variation in brightness could be caused by (a) very slow rotation, (b) near pole-on viewing aspect, or (c) a spherical body with uniform albedo.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 846 Lipperta (1916 AT)" (2011-12-01 last obs). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  2. ^ a b Buchheim, Robert K.; Gartrelle, Gordon M. (July 2011). "846 Lipperta: A Very Slow Rotator". The Minor Planet Bulletin (ISSN 1052-8091) 38 (3): 151–153. Bibcode:2011MPBu...38..151B. 

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