914 Palisana

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914 Palisana
Discovery
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date July 4, 1919
Designations
1919 FN
Orbital characteristics
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 2.982 AU
Perihelion 1.934 AU
2.458 AU
Eccentricity 0.213
3.853 a
128.752°
Inclination 25.223°
255.883°
48.751°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 81.27 ± 5.34[1] km
Mass (2.35 ± 0.24) × 1018[1] kg
Mean density
8.36 ± 1.85[1] g/cm3
Spectral type
Ch[1]

914 Palisana is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. It is named after the Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa.

Measurements using the adaptive optics at the W. M. Keck Observatory give a diameter estimate of 76 km. The size ratio between the major and minor axes is 1.16.[2]

References[edit]

  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.
  2. ^ Marchis, F. et al. (November 2006), "Shape, size and multiplicity of main-belt asteroids. I. Keck Adaptive Optics survey", Icarus 185 (1): 39–63, Bibcode:2006Icar..185...39M, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2006.06.001, PMC 2600456, PMID 19081813, retrieved 2013-03-27. 

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