273 Atropos

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273 Atropos
Discovery
Discovered by Johann Palisa
Discovery date 8 March 1888
Designations
MPC designation (273) Atropos
Named after
Atropos
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 105.94 yr (38695 d)
Aphelion 2.7792 AU (415.76 Gm)
Perihelion 2.01097 AU (300.837 Gm)
2.39507 AU (358.297 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.16037
3.71 yr (1353.9 d)
127.80°
0° 15m 57.276s / day
Inclination 20.454°
158.957°
121.16°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 29.27±1.3 km
23.924 h (0.9968 d)[1]
23.852 h[2]
0.1624±0.015
10.26

273 Atropos is a typical Main belt asteroid that was discovered by Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa on 8 March 1888 in Vienna.

Photometric observations of this asteroid at the Palmer Divide Observatory in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 2007 gave a light curve with a period of 23.852 ± 0.003 hours and a brightness variation of 0.60 ± 0.03 in magnitude.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yeomans, Donald K., "273 Atropos", JPL Small-Body Database Browser, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, retrieved 11 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Warner, Brian D. (December 2007), "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory - March-May 2007", The Minor Planet Bulletin, 34 (4), pp. 104–107, Bibcode:2007MPBu...34..104W. 

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