188 Menippe

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188 Menippe
188Menippe (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 188 Menippe based on its light curve.
Discovery
Discovered by C. H. F. Peters, 1878
Discovery date 18 June 1878
Designations
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 100.84 yr (36833 d)
Aphelion 3.2542 AU (486.82 Gm)
Perihelion 2.2691 AU (339.45 Gm)
2.7617 AU (413.14 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.17835
4.59 yr (1676.3 d)
346.69°
0° 12m 53.1s / day
Inclination 11.703°
240.91°
70.177°
Earth MOID 1.286 AU (192.4 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.07085 AU (309.795 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.288
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
19.305±0.5 km
11.98 h (0.499 d)
0.2431±0.013
S
9.22

188 Menippe is a main belt asteroid. The object has a bright surface and rocky composition. It was discovered by C. H. F. Peters on June 18, 1878, in Clinton, New York, and named after Menippe, one of the daughters of Orion in Greek mythology.

Photometric observations during 2010 showed a synodic rotation period of 11.98 ± 0.02 hours and a brightness variation of 0.28 ± 0.02 in magnitude. Because the rotation period is close to twelve hours, observations were needed at two widely separated observatories in order to build a light curve for the complete rotation.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "188 Menippe". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 6 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Warner, Brian D.; Higgins, David (October 2010), "Lightcurve Analysis of 188 Menippe", The Minor Planet Bulletin, 37 (4): 143–144, Bibcode:2010MPBu...37..143W. 

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