217 Eudora

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217 Eudora
Discovery
Discovered by J. Coggia
Discovery date 30 August 1880
Designations
MPC designation (217) Eudora
A914 RA
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 130.48 yr (47657 d)
Aphelion 3.75541 AU (561.801 Gm)
Perihelion 1.98080 AU (296.323 Gm)
2.86811 AU (429.063 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.30937
4.86 yr (1774.2 d)
17.57 km/s
349.290°
0° 12m 10.49s / day
Inclination 10.5165°
162.594°
155.320°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 66.24±2.3 km[1]
68.62 ± 1.41 km[2]
Mass (1.52 ± 0.06) × 1018 kg[2]
Mean density
8.98 ± 0.65 g/cm3[2]
25.272 h (1.0530 d)[1]
25.253 ± 0.003 hr[3]
0.0484±0.004
C
9.80

217 Eudora is a large Main belt asteroid. It was discovered by French (Corsican) astronomer J. Coggia on August 30, 1880, in Marseilles, France. It was his fourth asteroid discovery and is named after Eudora, a Hyad in Greek mythology.

It probably has a composition similar to carbonaceous chondrites; in 2007, a study showed it rotates every 25.253 ± 0.003 hours, based on lightcurve data.[3] A light curve generated from photometric observations at Pulkovo Observatory, give a matching rotation period of 25.253 ± 0.002 hours and a brightness variation of 0.22 ± 0.04 in magnitude.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "217 Eudora". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 12 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Carry, B. (December 2012), "Density of asteroids", Planetary and Space Science, 73, pp. 98–118, arXiv:1203.4336Freely accessible, Bibcode:2012P&SS...73...98C, doi:10.1016/j.pss.2012.03.009.  See Table 1.
  3. ^ a b Buchheim, Robert K. (March 2007), "Lightcurves for 122 Gerda, 217 Eudora, 631 Phillipina, 670 Ottegebe, and 972 Cohnia", The Minor Planet Bulletin, 34 (1), pp. 113–14, Bibcode:2007MPBu...34...13B. 
  4. ^ Pilcher, Frederick (October 2011), "Rotation Period Determinations for 11 Parthenope, 38 Leda, 111 Ate 194 Prokne, 217 Eudora, and 224 Oceana", The Minor Planet Bulletin, 38 (4), pp. 183–185, Bibcode:2011MPBu...38..183P. 

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