242 Kriemhild

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242 Kriemhild
242Kriemhild (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 242 Kriemhild based on its light curve.
Discovery
Discovered by Johann Palisa
Discovery date 22 September 1884
Designations
MPC designation (242) Kriemhild
Named after
Kriemhild
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 131.23 yr (47931 d)
Aphelion 3.2036 AU (479.25 Gm)
Perihelion 2.52045 AU (377.054 Gm)
2.86202 AU (428.152 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.11935
4.84 yr (1768.5 d)
351.010°
0° 12m 12.823s / day
Inclination 11.351°
206.940°
279.764°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 38.90±2.1 km
4.5478 h (0.18949 d)
0.2440±0.029
9.3

242 Kriemhild is a main belt asteroid that was discovered by Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa on 22 September 1884 in Vienna[2] and was named after Kriemhild, a mythological Germanic princess, by Moriz von Kuffner, a Viennese industrialist and sponsor of astronomy.

Photometric observations of this asteroid at the Oakley Observatory in Terre Haute, Indiana, during 2006 gave a light curve with a period of 4.558 ± 0.003 hours and a brightness variation of 0.15 ± 0.02 in magnitude.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "242 Kriemhild", JPL Small-Body Database Browser, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, retrieved 12 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Numbered Minor Planets 1–5000", Discovery Circumstances, IAU Minor Planet center, retrieved 2013-04-07. 
  3. ^ Ditteon, Richard; Hawkins, Scot (September 2007), "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Oakley Observatory - October-November 2006", The Minor Planet Bulletin, 34 (3), pp. 59–64, Bibcode:2007MPBu...34...59D. 

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