79 Eurynome

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79 Eurynome
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A three-dimensional model of 79 Eurynome based on its light curve.
Discovery
Discovered byJames Craig Watson
Discovery dateSeptember 14, 1863
Designations
MPC designation(79) Eurynome
Pronunciation/jʊəˈrɪnəmi/ yoor-IN-ə-mee
Named after
Eurynome
Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch December 31, 2006 (JD 2454100.5)
Aphelion435.949 Gm (2.914 AU)
Perihelion295.538 Gm (1.976 AU)
365.743 Gm (2.445 AU)
Eccentricity0.192
1396.288 d (3.82 a)
18.87 km/s
149.498°
Inclination4.622°
206.802°
200.384°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions66.5 km
0.262[1]
S
9.35 (brightest)
7.96

Eurynome (/jʊəˈrɪnəmi/ yoor-IN-ə-mee; minor planet designation: 79 Eurynome) is a quite large and bright main-belt asteroid composed of silicate rock. Eurynome was discovered by J. C. Watson on September 14, 1863. It was his first asteroid discovery and was is named after one of the many Eurynomes in Greek mythology. This is the eponymous member of a proposed asteroid family with at least 43 members, including 477 Italia and 917 Lyka.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asteroid Data Sets Archived 2009-12-17 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Bendjoya, P. (November 1993), "A Classification of 6479 Asteroids Into Families by Means of the Wavelet Clustering Method", Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement, 102 (1): 25, Bibcode:1993A&AS..102...25B.

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