293 Brasilia

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293 Brasilia
Discovery
Discovered by Auguste Charlois
Discovery date 20 May 1890
Designations
Named after
Brazil
Main belt (Brasilia clump)
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 106.96 yr (39067 d)
Aphelion 3.1657 AU (473.58 Gm)
Perihelion 2.55398 AU (382.070 Gm)
2.85982 AU (427.823 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.10694
4.84 yr (1766.5 d)
17.61 km/s
107.972°
0° 12m 13.68s / day
Inclination 15.583°
61.316°
86.852°
Earth MOID 1.62263 AU (242.742 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.02111 AU (302.354 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.239
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 55.11±1.6 km
8.17 h (0.340 d)
0.0615±0.004
9.94

293 Brasilia is a large Main belt asteroid that was discovered by French astronomer Auguste Charlois on May 20, 1890 in Nice.

Photometric observations of this asteroid at the Leura Observatory in Leura, Australia during 2006 gave a light curve with a period of 8.173 ± 0.002 hours and a brightness variation of 0.20 ± 0.03 in magnitude.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "293 Brasilia", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 11 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Oey, Julian (December 2006), "Lightcurves analysis of 10 asteroids from Leura Observatory", The Minor Planet Bulletin 33 (4), pp. 96–99, Bibcode:2006MPBu...33...96O. 

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