399 Persephone

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399 Persephone
399Persephone (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 399 Persephone based on its light curve
Discovery
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery date 23 February 1895
Designations
MPC designation (399) Persephone
Named after
Persephone
1895 BP
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 120.99 yr (44191 d)
Aphelion 3.2761 AU (490.10 Gm)
Perihelion 2.82735 AU (422.966 Gm)
3.0517 AU (456.53 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.073517
5.33 yr (1947.2 d)
255.116°
0° 11m 5.568s / day
Inclination 13.113°
346.391°
194.023°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 49.13±4.0 km
9.136 h (0.3807 d)
0.1838±0.034
9.0,[1] 8.91[2]

399 Persephone is a main belt asteroid. It was discovered by German astronomer Max Wolf on 23 February 1895 in Heidelberg.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yeomans, Donald K., "399 Persephone", JPL Small-Body Database Browser, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, retrieved 10 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Warner, Brian D. (December 2007), "Initial Results of a Dedicated H-G Project", The Minor Planet Bulletin, 34, pp. 113–119, Bibcode:2007MPBu...34..113W. 
  3. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of minor planet names. Springer. p. 48. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. 

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