627 Charis

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627 Charis
Discovery
Discovered by August Kopff
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date 4 March 1907
Designations
1907 XS
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 109.12 yr (39855 d)
Aphelion 3.0709 AU (459.40 Gm)
Perihelion 2.7346 AU (409.09 Gm)
2.9027 AU (434.24 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.057928
4.95 yr (1806.4 d)
240.198°
0° 11m 57.444s / day
Inclination 6.4741°
142.512°
175.639°
Earth MOID 1.72081 AU (257.430 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.12824 AU (318.380 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.274
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
24.255±1.3 km
27.888 h (1.1620 d)[1][2]
0.0786±0.009
9.95

627 Charis is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by German astronomer August Kopff on March 4, 1907 from Heidelberg.[3] It was named after the goddess Charis, the wife of Hephaestus from Greek mythology.[4]

Photometric observations of this asteroid at the Organ Mesa Observatory in Las Cruces, New Mexico during 2012 gave a light curve with a period of 27.888 ± 0.002 hours and a brightness variation of 0.35 ± 0.02 in magnitude.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yeomans, Donald K., "164 Eva", JPL Small-Body Database Browser, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Pilcher, Frederick (October 2012), "Rotation Period Determinations for 47 Aglaja, 252 Clementina, 611 Valeria, 627 Charis, and 756 Lilliana", Minor Planet Bulletin, 39, pp. 220–222, Bibcode:2012MPBu...39..220P. 
  3. ^ "Numbered Minor Planets 1–5000", Discovery Circumstances, IAU Minor Planet center, retrieved 2013-04-07. 
  4. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2012), Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (6th ed.), Springer, p. 61, ISBN 3642297188. 

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