|Discovered by||C. H. F. Peters|
|Discovery date||October 13, 1879|
|1961 WG, 1974 PM|
|Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)|
|Aphelion||426.626 Gm (2.852 AU)|
|Perihelion||393.121 Gm (2.628 AU)|
|409.873 Gm (2.74 AU)|
|1656.444 d (4.54 a)|
Average orbital speed
206 Hersilia is a fairly large Main belt asteroid. It was discovered by C. H. F. Peters on October 13, 1879 in Clinton, New York. The asteroid was named after Hersilia, Roman wife of Romulus. It is classified as a primitive, dark carbon-rich C-type asteroid.
Measurements made with the IRAS observatory give a diameter of 101.72 ± 5.18 km and a geometric albedo of 0.06 ± 0.01. By comparison, the MIPS photometer on the Spitzer Space Telescope gives a diameter of 97.99 ± 7.40 km and a geometric albedo of 0.06 ± 0.02.
The last close earth transit was in November and December 2002.
- The Asteroid Orbital Elements Database
- Minor Planet Discovery Circumstances
- Asteroid Lightcurve Parameters
- Asteroid Albedo Compilation
- 206 Hersilia at the JPL Small-Body Database
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