166 Rhodope

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166 Rhodope
166Rhodope (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 166 Rhodope based on its light curve.
Discovery
Discovered by C. H. F. Peters
Discovery site Clinton, New York
Discovery date 15 August 1876
Designations
MPC designation 166
Named after
Rhodope
Main belt (Adeona)
Orbital characteristics[1]
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)
Eccentricity 0.2116743
4.40 yr (1606.6 d)
234.96296°
0° 13m 26.669s / day
Inclination 12.02883°
128.92036°
264.56022°
Earth MOID 1.16072 AU (173.641 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.32252 AU (347.444 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.311
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 54.564 km[2]
4.715 h (0.1965 d)
0.0747 ± 0.0160[2]
GC:[2] (Tholen)
9.89,[1] 9.750[2]

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.

166 Rhodope was observed occulting the prominent star Regulus on October 19, 2005, from Vibo Valentia, Italy.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yeomans, Donald K., "166 Rhodope", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 12 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d Pravec, P.; et al. (May 2012), "Absolute Magnitudes of Asteroids and a Revision of Asteroid Albedo Estimates from WISE Thermal Observations", Asteroids, Comets, Meteors 2012, Proceedings of the conference held May 16–20, 2012 in Niigata, Japan (1667), Bibcode:2012LPICo1667.6089P.  See Table 4.
  3. ^ Sigismondi, Costantino; Troise, Davide (September 2008), "Asteroidal Occultation of Regulus: Differential Effect of Light Bending", Proceedings of the MG11 Meeting on General Relativity. Held 23–29 July 2006 in Berlin, Germany, pp. 2594–2596, Bibcode:2008mgm..conf.2594S, doi:10.1142/9789812834300_0469. 

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