372 Palma

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372 Palma
372Palma (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 372 Palma based on its light curve.
Discovery
Discovered by Auguste Charlois
Discovery date 19 August 1893
Designations
Pronunciation /ˈpɑːlmə/
Named after
Palma
1893 AH
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 122.54 yr (44757 d)
Aphelion 3.9693 AU (593.80 Gm)
Perihelion 2.33325 AU (349.049 Gm)
3.15125 AU (471.420 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.25958
5.59 yr (2043.3 d)
16.8 km/s
275.769°
0° 10m 34.284s / day
Inclination 23.828°
327.37°
115.582°
Earth MOID 1.44434 AU (216.070 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 1.58045 AU (236.432 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.026
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 188.62±3.2 km[1]
191.12 ± 2.68 km[2]
Mass (5.15 ± 0.64) × 1018 kg[2]
Mean density
1.40 ± 0.18 g/cm3[2]
8.567 h (0.3570 d)[1]
0.0655±0.002[1]
BFC/B[1]
7.5[1]

372 Palma is one of the largest main-belt asteroids. It is a B-type asteroid.

It was discovered by Auguste Charlois on August 19, 1893, in Nice. It is thought to be named for the capital city of Majorca, an island in the Balearics (Spain), which are located south of France. It is one of seven of Charlois's discoveries that was expressly named by the Astromomisches Rechen-Institut (Astronomical Calculation Institute).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 372 Palma". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 11 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Carry, B. (December 2012), "Density of asteroids", Planetary and Space Science, 73, pp. 98–118, arXiv:1203.4336free to read, Bibcode:2012P&SS...73...98C, doi:10.1016/j.pss.2012.03.009.  See Table 1.
  3. ^ Schmadel Lutz D. Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (fifth edition), Springer, 2003. ISBN 3-540-00238-3.

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