270 Anahita

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270 Anahita
Discovery
Discovered byC. H. F. Peters
Discovery date8 October 1887
Designations
MPC designation(270) Anahita
Named after
Anahita
1926 VG
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc118.40 yr (43246 d)
Aphelion2.5290 AU (378.33 Gm)
Perihelion1.8692 AU (279.63 Gm)
2.1991 AU (328.98 Gm)
Eccentricity0.15003
3.26 yr (1191.2 d)
219.26°
0° 18m 8.028s / day
Inclination2.3667°
254.390°
80.490°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions50.78±2.0 km[1]
50.78 km[2]
15.06 h (0.628 d)
0.2166±0.018
S
8.75

Anahita (minor planet designation: 270 Anahita) is a stony S-type Main belt asteroid. It was discovered by C. H. F. Peters on October 8, 1887, in Clinton, New York, and was named after the Avestan divinity Aredvi Sura Anahita.

In 2001, the asteroid was detected by radar from the Arecibo Observatory at a distance of 0.92 AU. The resulting data yielded an effective diameter of 47 ± 7 km.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "270 Anahita". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  2. ^ "The Supplemental IRAS Minor Planet Survey" Astron. J., 123, 1056-1085
  3. ^ 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 14 April 2015.

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