273 Atropos

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273 Atropos
Discovery
Discovered by Johann Palisa
Discovery date 8 March 1888
Designations
Named after
Atropos
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 105.94 yr (38695 d)
Aphelion 2.7792 AU (415.76 Gm)
Perihelion 2.01097 AU (300.837 Gm)
2.39507 AU (358.297 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.16037
3.71 yr (1353.9 d)
19.24 km/s
127.80°
0° 15m 57.276s / day
Inclination 20.454°
158.957°
121.16°
Earth MOID 1.05986 AU (158.553 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.64578 AU (395.803 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.427
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 29.27±1.3 km
23.924 h (0.9968 d)[1]
23.852 h[2]
0.1624±0.015
10.26

273 Atropos is a typical Main belt asteroid that was discovered by Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa on March 8, 1888 in Vienna.

Photometric observations of this asteroid at the Palmer Divide Observatory in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2007 gave a light curve with a period of 23.852 ± 0.003 hours and a brightness variation of 0.60 ± 0.03 in magnitude.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yeomans, Donald K., "273 Atropos", JPL Small-Body Database Browser, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, retrieved 11 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Warner, Brian D. (December 2007), "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory - March-May 2007", The Minor Planet Bulletin, 34 (4), pp. 104–107, Bibcode:2007MPBu...34..104W. 

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