116 Sirona

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116 Sirona
Discovery
Discovered by Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters
Discovery date 8 September 1871
Designations
Named after
Sirona
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 143.31 yr (52345 d)
Aphelion 3.1616 AU (472.97 Gm)
Perihelion 2.37322 AU (355.029 Gm)
2.76741 AU (413.999 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.14244
4.60 yr (1681.5 d)
17.81 km/s
7.59231°
0° 12m 50.724s / day
Inclination 3.5635°
63.724°
94.932°
Earth MOID 1.38451 AU (207.120 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 1.83156 AU (273.997 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.321
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 71.70±5.8 km
Mass 3.9×1017 kg
Equatorial surface gravity
0.0200 m/s²
Equatorial escape velocity
0.0379 km/s
12.028 h (0.5012 d)[1][2]
0.2560±0.047
Temperature ~167 K
S
7.82[1][2]

116 Sirona is a somewhat large and bright-colored main-belt asteroid that was discovered by the German-American astronomer C. H. F. Peters on September 8, 1871, and named after Sirona, the Celtic goddess of healing.[3]

Photometric observations of this asteroid gave a light curve with a period of 12.028 hours and a brightness variation of 0.42 in magnitude.[2] It has the spectrum of an S-type asteroid.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Yeomans, Donald K., "116 Sirona", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 12 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Zeigler, K. W.; Florence, W. B. (June 1985), "Photoelectric photometry of asteroids 9 Metis, 18 Melpomene, 60 Echo, 116 Sirona, 230 Athamantis, 694 Ekard, and 1984 KD", Icarus 62, pp. 512–517, Bibcode:1985Icar...62..512Z, doi:10.1016/0019-1035(85)90191-5. 
  3. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003), Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (5th ed.), Springer, p. 26, ISBN 3540002383. 

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