639 Latona

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639 Latona
Discovery
Discovered by K. Lohnert
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date 19 July 1907
Designations
1907 ZT
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 108.74 yr (39718 d)
Aphelion 3.3364 AU (499.12 Gm)
Perihelion 2.6969 AU (403.45 Gm)
3.0167 AU (451.29 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.10600
5.24 yr (1913.8 d)
253.886°
0° 11m 17.196s / day
Inclination 8.5546°
279.853°
70.682°
Earth MOID 1.70472 AU (255.022 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.06998 AU (309.665 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.222
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
35.625±0.85 km
6.193 h (0.2580 d)
0.1826±0.009
8.20

639 Latona is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by German astronomer Karl Julius Lohnert on July 19, 1907 at Heidelberg.

Photometric observations of this asteroid at Palmer Divide Observatory in Colorado Springs, Colorado during 2007 gave a light curve with a period of 6.139 ± 0.002 hours and a brightness variation of 0.08 ± 0.01 in magnitude. This confirms period measurements of about 6.2 hours reported in 1987 and 2001.[2]

This is a member of the dynamic Eos family of asteroids that most likely formed as the result of a collisional breakup of a parent body.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "639 Latona", JPL Small-Body Database Browser, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Warner, Brian D. (June 2008), "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory - June - October 2007", The Minor Planet Bulletin, 35 (2), pp. 56–60, Bibcode:2008MPBu...35...56W. 
  3. ^ Veeder, G. J.; et al. (March 1995), "Eos, Koronis, and Maria family asteroids: Infrared (JHK) photometry", Icarus, 114, pp. 186–196, Bibcode:1995Icar..114..186V, CiteSeerX 10.1.1.31.2739Freely accessible, doi:10.1006/icar.1995.1053. 

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