411 Xanthe

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411 Xanthe
Discovery [1]
Discovered by Auguste Charlois
Discovery site Nice Observatory
Discovery date 7 January 1896
Designations
MPC designation (411) Xanthe
Pronunciation /ˈzænθi/
Named after
Xanthe[2]
(Greek mythology)
1896 CJ
main-belt[1]
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 4 September 2017 (JD 2458000.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 121.31 yr (44,307 days)
Aphelion 3.2765 AU
Perihelion 2.5902 AU
2.9334 AU
Eccentricity 0.1170
5.02 yr (1,835 days)
248.70°
0° 11m 46.32s / day
Inclination 15.344°
107.45°
181.53°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 76.53±2.3 km[1]
11.344 h (0.4727 d)[1]
0.0831±0.005[1]
9.3[1]

411 Xanthe (/ˈzænθi/), provisional designation 1896 CJ, is an asteroid from the outer regions of the asteroid belt, approximately 77 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered by French astronomer Auguste Charlois at Nice Observatory on 7 January 1896.[1] The asteroid was named after Xanthe, an Oceanid or sea nymph, and one of the many Titan daughters of Oceanus and Tethys from Greek mythology.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 411 Xanthe (1896 CJ)" (2017-04-30 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 4 November 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (411) Xanthe. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 49. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 4 November 2017. 

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