1388 Aphrodite

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1388 Aphrodite
Discovery [1]
Discovered by E. Delporte
Discovery site Uccle Obs.
Discovery date 24 September 1935
Designations
MPC designation (1388) Aphrodite
Named after
Aphrodite
(Greek goddess)[2]
1935 SS · A914 TC
main-belt · Eos
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 4 September 2017 (JD 2458000.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 81.70 yr (29,840 days)
Aphelion 3.2949 AU
Perihelion 2.7491 AU
3.0220 AU
Eccentricity 0.0903
5.25 yr (1,919 days)
282.94°
0° 11m 15.36s / day
Inclination 11.190°
54.360°
256.48°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 21.355±0.282[3]
25.22 km
11.9432 h (0.49763 d)[1]
0.1317±0.035
0.144±0.021[3]
B–V = 0.860[1]
U–B = 0.490[1]
11.0[1]

1388 Aphrodite, provisional designation 1935 SS, is an Eoan asteroid from the outer region of the asteroid belt.

Description[edit]

It was discovered by Belgian astronomer Eugène Delporte at Royal Observatory of Belgium on 24 September 1935.[1] It measures about 25 kilometers in diameter and is a member of the Eos family.[4]

It was named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, beauty, and sexuality, and daughter of Zeus and Dione.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 1388 Aphrodite (1935 SS)" (2017-06-05 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1388) Aphrodite. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 112. ISBN 978-3-540-29925-7. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Masiero, Joseph R.; Grav, T.; Mainzer, A. K.; Nugent, C. R.; Bauer, J. M.; Stevenson, R.; et al. (August 2014). "Main-belt Asteroids with WISE/NEOWISE: Near-infrared Albedos". The Astrophysical Journal. 791 (2): 11. arXiv:1406.6645Freely accessible. Bibcode:2014ApJ...791..121M. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/791/2/121. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  4. ^ Alvarez-Candal, Alvaro; et al. (December 2004), "Rotational lightcurves of asteroids belonging to families", Icarus, 172 (2): 388–401, Bibcode:2004Icar..172..388A, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2004.06.008. 

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