207 Hedda

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207 Hedda
Discovery
Discovered by Johann Palisa
Discovery date 17 October 1879
Designations
1932 CL1, 1934 XJ,
1953 BF
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 133.61 yr (48801 d)
Aphelion 2.3497 AU (351.51 Gm)
Perihelion 2.2177 AU (331.76 Gm)
2.2837 AU (341.64 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.028894
3.45 yr (1260.5 d)
19.71 km/s
34.9926°
0° 17m 8.124s / day
Inclination 3.8036°
29.212°
192.936°
Earth MOID 1.20849 AU (180.788 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.61333 AU (390.949 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.600
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 58.70±1.3 km
30.098 h (1.2541 d)[1]
19.489 h[2]
0.0552±0.003
C
9.92

207 Hedda is a sizeable Main belt asteroid. It is a C-type asteroid, meaning it is primitive in composition and dark in colour. This asteroid was discovered by Johann Palisa on October 17, 1879 in Pola and was named after Hedwig, wife of astronomer Friedrich A. T. Winnecke.

Attempts to determine the rotation period for this asteroid have led to conflicting results. A study published in 2010 using photometric observations from Organ Mesa Observatory showed a rotation period of 19.489 ± 0.002 hours and a brightness variation of 0.18 ± 0.02 in magnitude.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "207 Hedda". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 12 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Pilcher, Frederick (January 2010), "Rotational Period Determination for 23 Thalia, 204 Kallisto and 207 Hedda, and Notes on 161 Athor and 215 Oenone", The Minor Planet Bulletin, 37 (1): 21–23, Bibcode:2010MPBu...37...21P. 

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