305 Gordonia

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305 Gordonia
Discovery
Discovered by Auguste Charlois
Discovery date 16 February 1891
Designations
MPC designation (305) Gordonia
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 123.90 yr (45255 d)
Aphelion 3.69187 AU (552.296 Gm)
Perihelion 2.49627 AU (373.437 Gm)
3.09407 AU (462.866 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.19321
5.44 yr (1987.9 d)
43.0648°
0° 10m 51.946s / day
Inclination 4.44401°
207.494°
261.346°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 49.17±1.5 km
12.893 h (0.5372 d)[1]
12.89 ± 0.01 hours[2]
0.2269±0.014
8.77

305 Gordonia is a fairly typical, although sizeable Main belt asteroid.[3]

It was discovered by Auguste Charlois on 16 February 1891 in Nice and named after James Gordon Bennett Jr, patron.

The light curve of 305 Gordonia shows a periodicity of 12.89 ± 0.01 hours, during which time the brightness of the object varies by 0.17 ± 0.03 in magnitude.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "305 Gordonia". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 11 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Menke, John; et al. (October 2008), "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at Menke Observatory", The Minor Planet Bulletin, 35 (4): 155–160, Bibcode:2008MPBu...35..155M 
  3. ^ Dynamics of comets and asteroids and their role in earth history. Shin Yabushita, J. Henrard. p.243

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