92 Undina

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This article is about asteroid (92) Undina. For other uses, see Undine.
92 Undina
92 Undina (orbit).gif
Discovery
Discovered by Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters
Discovery date 7 July 1867
Designations
 
Main belt, Veritas family
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 145.11 yr (53001 d)
Aphelion 3.51946 AU (526.504 Gm)
Perihelion 2.85654 AU (427.332 Gm)
3.18800 AU (476.918 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.10397
5.69 yr (2079.1 d)
16.63 km/s
6.12456°
0° 10m 23.347s / day
Inclination 9.92900°
101.588°
239.494°
Earth MOID 1.86252 AU (278.629 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 1.84277 AU (275.674 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.166
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 126.42±3.4 km[1]
124.44 ± 3.25 km[2]
Mass (4.43 ± 0.25) × 1018 kg[2]
Mean density
4.39 ± 0.42 g/cm3[2]
15.941 h (0.6642 d)
0.2509±0.014[1]
0.251 [3]
Temperature ~156 K
M
6.61

92 Undina (/ʌnˈdnə/ un-DY-nə; Latin: Undīna) is a large main belt asteroid. It has an unusually high albedo and an M-type spectrum. It was discovered by C. H. F. Peters on July 7, 1867. It is named for the eponymous heroine of Undine, a popular novella by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué. Undina is a member of the Veritas asteroid family, which formed some eight million years ago. See 490 Veritas for details.

Observations performed at the Palmer Divide Observatory in Colorado Springs, Colorado in during 2007 produced a light curve with a period of 15.941 ± 0.002 hours with a brightness range of 0.20 ± 0.02 in magnitude. This matches a 15.94-hour period reported in 1979.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "92 Undina". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 13 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Carry, B. (December 2012), "Density of asteroids", Planetary and Space Science, 73, pp. 98–118, arXiv:1203.4336free to read, Bibcode:2012P&SS...73...98C, doi:10.1016/j.pss.2012.03.009.  See Table 1.
  3. ^ Asteroid Data Sets
  4. ^ 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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