266 Aline

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266 Aline
Discovery
Discovered by Johann Palisa
Discovery date 17 May 1887
Designations
MPC designation (266) Aline
n/a
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 124.91 yr (45623 d)
Aphelion 3.24229 AU (485.040 Gm)
Perihelion 2.36559 AU (353.887 Gm)
2.80394 AU (419.463 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.15633
4.70 yr (1715.0 d)
17.79 km/s
53.2036°
0° 12m 35.708s / day
Inclination 13.3989°
235.904°
150.489°
Earth MOID 1.37943 AU (206.360 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.21793 AU (331.798 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.266
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 109.09±2.9 km[1]
107.95 ± 6.62 km[2]
Mass (4.15 ± 0.42) × 1018 kg[2]
Mean density
6.29 ± 1.32 g/cm3[2]
13.018 h (0.5424 d)[1]
13.02 h[3]
0.0448±0.003
C
8.80

266 Aline is a fairly large main belt asteroid that was discovered by Johann Palisa on 17 May 1887 in Vienna and is thought to have been named after the daughter of astronomer Edmund Weiss. It is a dark C-type asteroid and is probably composed of primitive carbonaceous material.

Photometric observations made in 2012 at the Organ Mesa Observatory in Las Cruces, New Mexico, produced a light curve with a period of 13.018 ± 0.001 hours and a brightness variation of 0.10 ± 0.01 in magnitude.[3]

In 2001, the asteroid was detected by radar from the Arecibo Observatory at a distance of 1.41 AU. The resulting data yielded an effective diameter of 109 ± 15 km.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "266 Aline". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 11 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Carry, B. (December 2012), "Density of asteroids", Planetary and Space Science, 73, pp. 98–118, arXiv:1203.4336Freely accessible, Bibcode:2012P&SS...73...98C, doi:10.1016/j.pss.2012.03.009.  See Table 1.
  3. ^ a b Pilcher, Frederick (July 2012), "Rotation Period Determinations for 46 Hestia, 223 Rosa, 225 Henrietta, 266 Aline, 750 Oskar, and 765 Mattiaca", The Minor Planet Bulletin, 39 (3), pp. 171–173, Bibcode:2012MPBu...39..171P. 
  4. ^ Magri, Christopher; et al. (January 2007), "A radar survey of main-belt asteroids: Arecibo observations of 55 objects during 1999 2003" (PDF), Icarus, 186 (1): 126–151, Bibcode:2007Icar..186..126M, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2006.08.018, retrieved 2015-04-14. 

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