270 Anahita

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270 Anahita
Discovery
Discovered by C. H. F. Peters
Discovery date October 8, 1887
Designations
Named after
Anahita
1926 VG
Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 2.53 AU
Perihelion 1.867 AU
2.198 AU
Eccentricity 0.151
1190.534 d
(3.26 yr)
20.09 km/s
29.193°
Inclination 2.365°
254.568°
80.427°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 50.78 km[1]
15.06 h
Albedo 0.217
Spectral type
S
8.75

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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Supplemental IRAS Minor Planet Survey" Astron. J., 123, 1056-1085
  2. ^ 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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