247 Eukrate

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247 Eukrate
Discovery
Discovered by Robert Luther
Discovery date March 14, 1885
Designations
A901 TB, 1947 TA,
1960 TC
Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 3.409 AU
Perihelion 2.07 AU
2.74 AU
Eccentricity 0.244
1656.291 d (4.53 a)
18.0 km/s
243.673°
Inclination 24.993°
0.235°
55.134°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 134.0 km
12.10 h
Albedo 0.060
Spectral type
CP
8.04

247 Eukrate is a rather large main-belt asteroid. It is dark and probably a primitive carbonaceous body. The asteroid was discovered by Robert Luther on March 14, 1885, in Düsseldorf. It was named after Eukrate, a Nereid in Greek mythology.

In 2001, the asteroid was detected by radar from the Arecibo Observatory at a distance of 1.18 AU. The resulting data yielded an effective diameter of 134 ± 15 km.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Magri, Christopher et al. (January 2007), "A radar survey of main-belt asteroids: Arecibo observations of 55 objects during 1999 2003" (PDF), Icarus 186 (1): 126–151, Bibcode:2007Icar..186..126M, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2006.08.018, retrieved 2015-04-14. 

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