151 Abundantia

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151 Abundantia
Discovered by J. Palisa
Discovery date 1875
Named after
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[2]
Aphelion 2.678 AU
Perihelion 2.507 AU
2.592 AU
Eccentricity 0.033
4.17 years
Inclination 6.44°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 45.4 km
Albedo 0.173[3]
Spectral type

151 Abundantia is a stony main belt asteroid. It was discovered by Johann Palisa on November 1, 1875, from the Austrian Naval Observatory in Pula. The name was chosen by Edmund Weiss of the Vienna Observatory; although the name refers to Abundantia, a Roman goddess of luck, it was also chosen to celebrate the increasing numbers of asteroids that were being discovered in the 1870s.[5]

Information from A. Harris as of March 1, 2001: 151 Abundantia is an S class (stony) asteroid with a diameter of 45.37 km and H = 9.24 .1728 and albedo of 0.03.

The light curve collected over 6 nights from 2/16/2002 to 3/10/2002 confirmed the rotational period to be 19.718h.

Data from 2001 shows a diameter of 45.37 km.[6]


  1. ^ Harvard, Numbured MPs
  2. ^ Lowell Astorb
  3. ^ DSN IRAS
  5. ^ Lutz D. Schmadel, Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, p.29.
  6. ^ "151 Abundantia". Archived from the original on 2009-05-02. Retrieved 2009-03-11. 

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