444 Gyptis

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444 Gyptis
Discovery
Discovered by J. Coggia
Discovery date 31 March 1899
Designations
MPC designation (444) Gyptis
Named after
Gyptis
1899 EL
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 116.54 yr (42568 d)
Aphelion 3.25674 AU (487.201 Gm)
Perihelion 2.28337 AU (341.587 Gm)
2.77005 AU (414.394 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.17569
4.61 yr (1684.0 d)
17.88 km/s
11.8852°
0° 12m 49.615s / day
Inclination 10.2775°
195.716°
154.984°
Earth MOID 1.282 AU (191.8 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.21417 AU (331.235 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.292
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 179×150 km[2]
163.08±10.0 km[1]
Mass 1.25×1019 kg[3]
Mean density
5.53±1.46 g/cm³[3]
6.214 h (0.2589 d)[1]
0.0490±0.007[1]
C[1]
7.83[1]

444 Gyptis is a main-belt asteroid that was discovered by J. Coggia on March 31, 1899, in Marseilles. It is classified as a C-type asteroid and is probably composed of carbonaceous material.

In 2004, Kochetova estimated Gyptis to have a mass of 1.25×1019 kg with a high density of 5.53 g/cm³.[3] The adaptive optics instrument at the W. M. Keck Observatory showed an object with a diameter of 129 km, which is much smaller than the estimate of 160 km from the IRAS observatory measurements, indicating an irregular shape. The size ratio between the major and minor axes is estimated at 1.40.[4] Observations of an occultation on October 14, 2007, produced six chords indicating a cross-section ellipsoid of 179×150 km.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 444 Gyptis (1899 EL)" (2008-11-01 last obs). Retrieved 10 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "2007 European Asteroidal Occultation Results". euraster.net (a website for Asteroidal Occultation Observers in Europe). 2007-10-14. Retrieved 2008-12-01.  (Chords)
  3. ^ a b c Jim Baer (2008). "Recent Asteroid Mass Determinations". Personal Website. Retrieved 2008-11-27. 
  4. ^ Marchis, F.; et al. (November 2006), "Shape, size and multiplicity of main-belt asteroids. I. Keck Adaptive Optics survey", Icarus, 185 (1), pp. 39–63, Bibcode:2006Icar..185...39M, PMC 2600456Freely accessible, PMID 19081813, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2006.06.001, retrieved 2013-03-27. 

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