A three-dimensional model of 166 Rhodope based on its light curve.
|Discovered by||C. H. F. Peters|
|Discovery site||Clinton, New York|
|Discovery date||15 August 1876|
|MPC designation||(166) Rhodope|
|Main belt (Adeona)|
|Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)|
|Uncertainty parameter 0|
|Observation arc||130.59 yr (47698 d)|
|Aphelion||3.25282 AU (486.615 Gm)|
|Perihelion||2.11631 AU (316.595 Gm)|
|2.68457 AU (401.606 Gm)|
|4.40 yr (1606.6 d)|
|0° 13m 26.669s / day|
|Earth MOID||1.16072 AU (173.641 Gm)|
|Jupiter MOID||2.32252 AU (347.444 Gm)|
|Jupiter Tisserand parameter||3.311|
|4.715 h (0.1965 d)|
|0.0747 ± 0.0160|
166 Rhodope is a main belt asteroid, a member of the Adeona family of asteroids. It was discovered by the German-American astronomer Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters on August 15, 1876, in Clinton, New York, and named after Rhodope, the queen in Greek mythology who was turned into a mountain.
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- 166 Rhodope at the JPL Small-Body Database
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