262 Valda

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262 Valda
Discovery
Discovered by Johann Palisa
Discovery date 3 November 1886
Designations
MPC designation (262) Valda
1972 YR1
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 125.45 yr (45822 d)
Aphelion 3.0975 AU (463.38 Gm)
Perihelion 2.00585 AU (300.071 Gm)
2.55168 AU (381.726 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.21391
4.08 yr (1488.8 d)
268.471°
0° 14m 30.48s / day
Inclination 7.6870°
38.489°
25.399°
Physical characteristics
17.386 h (0.7244 d)[1][2]
11.67

262 Valda is a main belt asteroid that was discovered by Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa on 3 November 1886 in Vienna.[3] The origin of the name is unknown.

Photometric observations of this asteroid from the Organ Mesa Observatory in Las Cruces, New Mexico, during 2010 gave a light curve with a period of 17.386 ± 0.001 hours and a brightness variation of 0.17 ± 0.02 magnitude.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yeomans, Donald K., "262 Valda", JPL Small-Body Database Browser, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, retrieved 6 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Pilcher, Frederick (July 2010), "Period Determinations for 11 Parthenope, 35 Leukothea, 38 Leda, 111 Ate, 194 Prokne, 262 Valda, 728 Leonisis, and 747 Winchester", The Minor Planet Bulletin, 37 (3), pp. 119–122, Bibcode:2010MPBu...37..119P. 
  3. ^ "Numbered Minor Planets 1–5000", Discovery Circumstances, IAU Minor Planet center, retrieved 2013-04-07. 

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