151 Abundantia

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151 Abundantia
Discovery[1]
Discovered by J. Palisa
Discovery date 1 November 1875
Designations
MPC designation (151) Abundantia
Named after
Abundantia
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[2][3]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 131.24 yr (47936 d)
Aphelion 2.6792 AU (400.80 Gm)
Perihelion 2.5049 AU (374.73 Gm)
2.5921 AU (387.77 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.033623
4.17 yr (1524.3 d)
141.90°
0° 14m 10.212s / day
Inclination 6.4348°
38.872°
130.92°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 45.37±0.9 km
9.864 h (0.4110 d)
0.1728±0.007[3]
0.173[4]
S[5]
9.1

151 Abundantia is a stony main belt asteroid. It was discovered by Johann Palisa on November 1, 1875, from the Austrian Naval Observatory in Pula, the name was chosen by Edmund Weiss of the Vienna Observatory; although the name refers to Abundantia, a Roman goddess of luck, it was also chosen to celebrate the increasing numbers of asteroids that were being discovered in the 1870s.[6]

Information from A. Harris as of March 1, 2001 indicates that 151 Abundantia is an S class (stony) asteroid with a diameter of 45.37 km and H = 9.24 .1728 and albedo of 0.03. The light curve collected over 6 nights from 2/16/2002 to 3/10/2002 confirmed the rotational period to be 19.718h.

Data from 2001 shows a diameter of 45.37 km.[7] An occultation by the asteroid was observed on December 10, 2017, showing the asteroid to be highly elongated, with dimensions of roughly 24 x 52 km.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harvard, Numbured MPs
  2. ^ "The Asteroid Orbital Elements Database". astorb. Lowell Observatory. 
  3. ^ a b "151 Abundantia". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 12 May 2016. 
  4. ^ DSN IRAS Archived 2005-02-24 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ LCSUMPUB
  6. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 29. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. 
  7. ^ "151 Abundantia". Archived from the original on 2009-05-02. Retrieved 2009-03-11. 

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