388 Charybdis

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388 Charybdis
Discovery
Discovered byAuguste Charlois
Discovery date7 March 1894
Designations
MPC designation(388) Charybdis
Named after
Charybdis
1894 BA
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc122.09 yr (44595 d)
Aphelion3.20025 AU (478.751 Gm)
Perihelion2.81022 AU (420.403 Gm)
3.00524 AU (449.578 Gm)
Eccentricity0.064892
5.21 yr (1902.9 d)
10.9926°
0° 11m 21.066s / day
Inclination6.44575°
354.285°
333.004°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions114.17±6.8 km
9.516 h (0.3965 d)
0.0506±0.007
C
8.57

Charybdis (minor planet designation: 388 Charybdis) is a very large main-belt asteroid.[1] It is classified as a C-type asteroid and is probably composed of primitive carbonates. It was discovered by Auguste Charlois on March 7, 1894, in Nice. It is probably named after the monster in Greek mythology.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "388 Charybdis (1894 BA)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 10 May 2016.

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