429 Lotis

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429 Lotis
Discovery
Discovered by Auguste Charlois
Discovery date November 23, 1897
Designations
1897 DL
Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 30 January 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
Aphelion 2.928 AU
Perihelion 2.289 AU
2.608 AU
Eccentricity 0.123
1538.78 d
(4.21 yr)
18.44 km/s
185.257°
Inclination 9.524°
220.046°
168.602°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 70.0 km
Spectral type
C?
9.82

429 Lotis is a large Main belt asteroid. It is classified as a probable C-type asteroid and is likely composed of primitive carbonaceous materials. This object was discovered by Auguste Charlois on November 23, 1897 in Nice.

In 2002, the asteroid was detected by radar from the Arecibo Observatory at a distance of 1.31 AU. The resulting data yielded an effective diameter of 70 ± 10 km.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Magri, Christopher; et al. (January 2007), "A radar survey of main-belt asteroids: Arecibo observations of 55 objects during 1999 2003" (PDF), Icarus 186 (1): 126–151, Bibcode:2007Icar..186..126M, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2006.08.018, retrieved 2015-04-14. 

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