160 Una

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160 Una
160Una (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 160 Una based on its light curve.
Discovery
Discovered by C. H. F. Peters
Discovery date 20 February 1876
Designations
MPC designation (160) Una
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 118.30 yr (43209 d)
Aphelion 2.90877 AU (435.146 Gm)
Perihelion 2.54727 AU (381.066 Gm)
2.72802 AU (408.106 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.066257
4.51 yr (1645.8 d)
18.01 km/s
144.472°
0° 13m 7.471s / day
Inclination 3.82512°
8.60989°
52.8418°
Earth MOID 1.56031 AU (233.419 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.30107 AU (344.235 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.349
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 81.24±2.1 km
Mass 5.6×1017 kg (assumed)
Mean density
2.0? g/cm³
Equatorial surface gravity
0.0227 m/s²
Equatorial escape velocity
0.0429 km/s
11.033 h (0.4597 d) [1]
0.234 d (5.61 h) [2][3]
0.0625±0.003[1]
0.063 [4]
Temperature ~170 K
C[5]
9.08,[1] 8.95 [6]

160 Una is a fairly large and dark, primitive Main belt asteroid that was discovered by German-American astronomer C. H. F. Peters on February 20, 1876, in Clinton, New York.[7] It is named after a character in Edmund Spenser's epic poem The Faerie Queene (1590).

In the Tholen classification system it is categorized as a CX-type, while the Bus asteroid taxonomy system lists it as an Xk asteroid.[8] Photometric observations of this asteroid made at the Torino Observatory in Italy during 1990–1991 were used to determine a synodic rotation period of 5.61 ± 0.01 hours.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Yeomans, Donald K., "160 Una", JPL Small-Body Database Browser, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, retrieved 12 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b di Martino, M.; et al. (February 1994), "Lightcurves and rotational periods of nine main belt asteroids", Icarus, 107 (2), pp. 269–275, Bibcode:1994Icar..107..269D, doi:10.1006/icar.1994.1022. 
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  6. ^ Warner, Brian D. (December 2007), "Initial Results of a Dedicated H-G Project", The Minor Planet Bulletin, 34, pp. 113–119, Bibcode:2007MPBu...34..113W. 
  7. ^ "Numbered Minor Planets 1–5000", Discovery Circumstances, IAU Minor Planet center, retrieved 2013-04-07. 
  8. ^ DeMeo, Francesca E.; et al. (July 2009), "An extension of the Bus asteroid taxonomy into the near-infrared" (PDF), Icarus, 202 (1), pp. 160–180, Bibcode:2009Icar..202..160D, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2009.02.005, archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-03-17, retrieved 2013-04-08.  See appendix A.

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