867 Kovacia

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867 Kovacia
867Kovacia (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 867 Kovacia based on its light curve.
Discovery
Discovered by J. Palisa
Discovery date February 25, 1917
Designations
Named after Friedrich Kovacs
Alternative names 1917 BS, 1942 XF
1958 WA
Minor planet category Main belt (Hygiea family)
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 18 August 2005 (JD 2453600.5)
Aphelion 519.0 Gm (3.469 AU)
Perihelion 397.0 Gm (2.654 AU)
Semi-major axis 458.1 Gm (3.062 AU)
Eccentricity 0.133
Orbital period 1957 d (5.36 a)
Average orbital speed 16.95 km/s
Mean anomaly 200.210°
Inclination 5.984°
Longitude of ascending node 49.610°
Argument of perihelion 71.605°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 24 km[1]
Mass ~1.0×1016 kg (estimate)
Mean density ~1.4 g/cm³ (estimate)[2]
Equatorial surface gravity ~0.0047 m/s² (estimate)
Escape velocity ~0.011 km/s (estimate)
Rotation period unknown
Albedo 0.0923 [1]
Temperature ~159 K
max: 242K (-31° C)
Spectral type B-type asteroid[3]
Absolute magnitude (H) 11.30

867 Kovacia is a minor planet orbiting the Sun.

References[edit]

  1. G. A. Krasinsky et al. Hidden Mass in the Asteroid Belt, Icarus, Vol. 158, p. 98 (2002).
  2. T. Mothé-Diniz et al. Rotationally Resolved Spectra of 10 Hygiea and a Spectroscopic Study of the Hygiea Family, Icarus, Vol. 152, p. 117 (2001).

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