708 Raphaela

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708 Raphaela
708Raphaela (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 708 Raphaela based on its light curve.
Discovery
Discovered by J. Helffrich
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date 3 February 1911
Designations
1911 LJ
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 123.34 yr (45049 d)
Aphelion 2.9024 AU (434.19 Gm)
Perihelion 2.4387 AU (364.82 Gm)
2.6705 AU (399.50 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.086818
4.36 yr (1594.0 d)
9.02998°
0° 13m 33.024s / day
Inclination 3.4910°
355.202°
197.104°
Earth MOID 1.43803 AU (215.126 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.06007 AU (308.182 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.373
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
10.715±0.75 km
20.918 h (0.8716 d)
0.2193±0.034
10.61

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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "708 Raphaela (1911 LJ)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Warner, Brian D. (September 2007), "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory", The Minor Planet Bulletin, Bibcode:2007MPBu...34...72W. 

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