854 Frostia

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854 Frostia
Discovery
Discovered by S. Beljavskij
Discovery date April 3, 1916
Designations
SIGMA 29; 1931 MB; 1935 QE; 1950 VP
Orbital characteristics
Epoch November 26, 2005 (JD 2453700.5)
Aphelion 415.852 Gm (2.780 AU)
Perihelion 292.801 Gm (1.957 AU)
354.326 Gm (2.369 AU)
Eccentricity 0.174
1331.422 d (3.65 a)
19.21 km/s
154.919°
Inclination 6.091°
190.837°
83.494°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 8.39 ± 1.27[1] km
Mass (1.06 ± 0.95) × 1015[1] kg
Mean density
0.88 ± 0.13[1] g/cm3
0.0042? m/s²
0.0079? km/s
1.57 d
Albedo 0.1?
Temperature ~181 K
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854 Frostia is a main-belt asteroid orbiting the sun. It was discovered in 1916 by Sergey Ivanovich Belyavsky from Simiez Observatory in Crimea and is named after Edwin Brant Frost, an American astronomer. This asteroid measures approximately 8.4[1] km in diameter.

A satellite, designated S/2004 (854) 1, was identified based on light curve observations in July 2004 by Raoul Behrend, Laurent Bernasconi, Alain Klotz, and Russell I. Durkee. It is roughly 10 km in diameter and orbits about 25 km from Frostia with an orbital period of 1.5713 days.

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  1. ^ a b c d Carry, B. (December 2012), "Density of asteroids", Planetary and Space Science 73: 98-118, arXiv:1203.4336, Bibcode:2012P&SS...73...98C, doi:10.1016/j.pss.2012.03.009.  See Table 1.

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