58 Concordia

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58 Concordia
Discovery
Discovered byKarl Theodor Robert Luther
Discovery dateMarch 24, 1860
Designations
MPC designation(58) Concordia
Pronunciation/kənˈkɔːrdiə/
Named after
Concordia
 
Main belt Nemesis
Orbital characteristics
Epoch December 31, 2006 (JD 2454100.5)
Aphelion2.818 AU (421.526 Gm)
Perihelion2.583 AU (386.457 Gm)
2.701 AU (403.991 Gm)
Eccentricity0.043
4.44 a (1620.946 d)
15.122°
Inclination5.057°
161.290°
34.465°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions93.4 km
9.895±0.001 h[1]
0.058[2]
C
8.86

Concordia (minor planet designation: 58 Concordia) is a fairly large main-belt asteroid that is orbiting the Sun with a period of 4.44 years. It is classified as a C-type asteroid, meaning that its surface is very dark and it is likely carbonaceous in composition. It belongs to the Hungaria family of asteroids and has a satellite with an orbital period of 14.29 h.[1]

Concordia was discovered by Robert Luther on March 24, 1860. At Luther's request, it was named by Carl Christian Bruhns of the University of Leipzig after Concordia, the Roman goddess of harmony.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pilcher, Frederick (October 2016), "Rotation Determinations for 50 Virginia, 58 Concordia 307 Nike, and 339 Dorothea", The Minor Planet Bulletin, 43 (4): 304−306, Bibcode:2016MPBu...43..304P.
  2. ^ Asteroid Data Sets Archived 2010-01-17 at WebCite
  3. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 20. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.

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