360 Carlova

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360 Carlova
360Carlova (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 360 Carlova based on its light curve.
Discovery
Discovered by Auguste Charlois
Discovery date 11 March 1893
Designations
1893 N
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 111.79 yr (40832 d)
Aphelion 3.53698 AU (529.125 Gm)
Perihelion 2.46807 AU (369.218 Gm)
3.00253 AU (449.172 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.17800
5.20 yr (1900.3 d)
17.2 km/s
350.473°
0° 11m 21.988s / day
Inclination 11.6967°
132.551°
287.862°
Earth MOID 1.50987 AU (225.873 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 1.89531 AU (283.534 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.197
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 115.76±4.3 km
Mass unknown
Mean density
unknown
Equatorial surface gravity
unknown
Equatorial escape velocity
unknown
6.183 h (0.2576 d)
0.0535±0.004
Temperature unknown
C
8.48

360 Carlova is a very large main-belt asteroid.[1] It is classified as a C-type asteroid and is probably composed of carbonaceous material. The asteroid has a convex, roughly ellipsoid shape.[2] The sidereal rotation period is 6.1873 hours with an axis of rotation along the ecliptic coordinates (l, b) = (95°±, 40°±).[3] It was discovered by Auguste Charlois on 11 March 1893 in Nice.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "360 Carlova (1893 N)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 11 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Wang, Xiaobin; et al. (September 2015), "Photometric analysis for the spin and shape parameters of the C-type main-belt asteroids (171) Ophelia and (360) Carlova", Astronomy & Astrophysics, 581: 5, Bibcode:2015A&A...581A..55W, doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201526523, A55. 
  3. ^ Wang, Xiao-bin; Zhang, Xi-liang (October 2006), "Determination of rotational parameters of asteroid (360) Carlova", Chinese Astronomy and Astrophysics, 30 (4): 410−419, Bibcode:2006ChA&A..30..410W, doi:10.1016/j.chinastron.2006.10.007. 

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