224 Oceana

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224 Oceana
Discovery
Discovered by Johann Palisa
Discovery date 30 March 1882
Designations
Named after
Pacific Ocean
A899 EA, 1933 HO
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 117.02 yr (42742 d)
Aphelion 2.75930 AU (412.785 Gm)
Perihelion 2.53086 AU (378.611 Gm)
2.64508 AU (395.698 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.043182
4.30 yr (1571.3 d)
18.31 km/s
1.46287°
0° 13m 44.8s / day
Inclination 5.84243°
352.815°
284.346°
Earth MOID 1.52234 AU (227.739 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.29888 AU (343.908 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.384
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 61.82±2.1 km
9.401 h (0.3917 d)[2][1]
0.1694±0.012
M
8.59

224 Oceana is an asteroid from the asteroid belt. It was discovered by Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa on March 30, 1882 in Vienna. It was named after the Pacific Ocean. Based upon its spectrum, it is classified as an M-type asteroid, but is not metallic.

A light curve generated from photometric observations of this asteroid at Pulkovo Observatory show a rotation period of 9.401 ± 0.001 hours and a brightness variation of 0.09 ± 0.01 in magnitude.[2]

224 Oceana was one of five minor planets included in the 1993 study, Transition Comets -- UV Search for OH Emissions in Asteroids, which was research involving amateur astronomers who were permitted to make use of the Hubble Space Telescope.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "224 Oceana". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 12 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Pilcher, Frederick (October 2011), "Rotation Period Determinations for 11 Parthenope, 38 Leda, 111 Ate 194 Prokne, 217 Eudora, and 224 Oceana", The Minor Planet Bulletin, 38 (4), pp. 183–185, Bibcode:2011MPBu...38..183P. 

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