183 Istria

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183 Istria
183Istria (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 183 Istria based on its light curve.
Discovery
Discovered by J. Palisa
Discovery date 8 February 1878
Designations
MPC designation (183) Istria
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 110.15 yr (40232 d)
Aphelion 3.7708 AU (564.10 Gm)
Perihelion 1.8115 AU (271.00 Gm)
2.7912 AU (417.56 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.35097
4.66 yr (1703.2 d)
294.76°
0° 12m 40.896s / day
Inclination 26.392°
141.95°
264.15°
Earth MOID 1.00809 AU (150.808 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.43334 AU (364.022 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.093
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
17.715±1.4 km
11.77 h (0.490 d)
0.1890±0.034
S
9.68

183 Istria is a stony main belt asteroid that was discovered by Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa on February 8, 1878,[2] from Pula, Croatia, and named after the Istrian peninsula, which was then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and is where the city of Pula is situated.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "183 Istria", JPL Small-Body Database Browser, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, retrieved 6 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Numbered Minor Planets 1–5000", Discovery Circumstances, IAU Minor Planet center, retrieved 2013-04-07. 

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