Asteroid Maria passing near a cluster of galaxies as seen by a four inch telescope over a period of nearly two hours.
|Discovered by||J. Perrotin|
|Discovery date||10 January 1877|
|MPC designation||(170) Maria|
|Main belt (Maria)|
|Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)|
|Uncertainty parameter 0|
|Observation arc||116.69 yr (42622 d)|
|Aphelion||2.7161 AU (406.32 Gm)|
|Perihelion||2.3923 AU (357.88 Gm)|
|2.5542 AU (382.10 Gm)|
|4.08 yr (1491.0 d)|
|0° 14m 29.184s / day|
|Earth MOID||1.4114 AU (211.14 Gm)|
|Jupiter MOID||2.39948 AU (358.957 Gm)|
|Jupiter Tisserand parameter||3.392|
|13.120 h (0.5467 d)|
170 Maria is a Main belt asteroid that was discovered by French astronomer Henri Joseph Perrotin on January 10, 1877. Its orbit was computed by Antonio Abetti, and the asteroid was named after his sister, Maria. This is the namesake of the Maria asteroid family; one of the first asteroid families to be identified by Japanese astronomer Kiyotsugu Hirayama in 1918.
In the Tholen classification system, this is categorized as a stony S-type asteroid. Observations performed at the Palmer Divide Observatory in Colorado Springs, Colorado during 2007 produced a light curve with a period of 13.120 ± 0.002 hours and a brightness range of 0.21 ± 0.02 in magnitude. Previous measurements from 2000 gave 13.14 and 5.510 hour estimates for the period. Based upon its spectrum, it is classified as an S-type asteroid.
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- 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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- Warner, Brian D. (September 2007), "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory", The Minor Planet Bulletin, Bibcode:2007MPBu...34...72W.
- Lightcurve plot of 170 Maria, Palmer Divide Observatory, B. D. Warner (2007)
- Asteroid Lightcurve Database (LCDB), query form (info)
- Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, Google books
- Asteroids and comets rotation curves, CdR – Observatoire de Genève, Raoul Behrend
- Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets (1)-(5000) – Minor Planet Center
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