708 Raphaela

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708 Raphaela
708Raphaela (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 708 Raphaela based on its light curve.
Discovered by J. Helffrich
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date February 3, 1911
1911 LJ
Orbital characteristics
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 2.894 AU
Perihelion 2.449 AU
2.672 AU
Eccentricity 0.083
4.367 a
Inclination 3.488°

708 Raphaela is a minor planet orbiting the Sun.

Observations performed at the Palmer Divide Observatory in Colorado Springs, Colorado during 2007 produced a light curve with a period of 20.918 ± 0.005 hours with a brightness range of 0.45 ± 0.02 in magnitude.[1]


  1. ^ Warner, Brian D. (September 2007), "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory", Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers, Bibcode:2007MPBu...34...72W. 

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