369 Aëria

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369 Aëria
Discovery
Discovered by A. Borrelly
Discovery date 4 July 1893
Designations
MPC designation (369) Aëria
Named after
Air
1893 AE
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 122.77 yr (44840 d)
Aphelion 2.9067 AU (434.84 Gm)
Perihelion 2.3908 AU (357.66 Gm)
2.6487 AU (396.24 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.097389
4.31 yr (1574.5 d)
18.3 km/s
114.414°
0° 13m 43.104s / day
Inclination 12.708°
94.279°
268.426°
Earth MOID 1.42801 AU (213.627 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.51368 AU (376.041 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.350
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 60.00±1.2 km
4.778 h (0.1991 d)
0.1919±0.008
M
8.52

369 Aëria is a large asteroid residing in the asteroid belt that was discovered by the French astronomer A. Borrelly on 4 July 1893 in Marseilles. Based upon the spectrum, it is classified as an M-type asteroid.

In 1984, the asteroid was observed from the European Southern Observatory, allowing a composite light curve to be produced. This asymmetric curve showed a rotation period of 4.787 ± 0.005 hours and a low brightness variation of 0.08 ± 0.01 in magnitude.[2] The period estimate has since been refined, giving a value of 4.7781 hours.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "369 Aeria", JPL Small-Body Database Browser, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, retrieved 11 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Dotto, E.; et al. (June 1992), "M-type asteroids - Rotational properties of 16 objects", Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series, 95 (2), pp. 195–211, Bibcode:1992A&AS...95..195D. 

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