415 Palatia

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415 Palatia
Discovery
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery date 7 February 1896
Designations
MPC designation (415) Palatia
Named after
Electorate of the Palatinate
1896 CO
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 116.21 yr (42447 d)
Aphelion|Aphelion 3.6320 AU (543.34 Gm)
Perihelion|Perihelion 1.95333 AU (292.214 Gm)
2.7927 AU (417.78 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.30055
4.67 yr (1704.6 d)
354.775°
0° 12m 40.284s / day
Inclination 8.1710°
126.975°
297.137°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 76.34±4.6 km
20.73 h (0.864 d)
0.0628±0.008
DP
9.21

415 Palatia is a large main belt asteroid that was discovered by German astronomer Max Wolf on 7 February 1896 in Heidelberg.

10µ radiometric data collected from Kitt Peak in 1975 gave an overly large diameter estimate of 93 km. It has a very low radiometric albedo of 0.026 and the spectrum suggests a metal-rich enstatite composition.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "415 Palatia", JPL Small-Body Database Browser, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, retrieved 10 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Morrison, D.; Chapman, C. R. (March 1976), "Radiometric diameters for an additional 22 asteroids", Astrophysical Journal, 204, pp. 934–939, Bibcode:2008mgm..conf.2594S, doi:10.1142/9789812834300_0469. 

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