293 Brasilia

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293 Brasilia
Discovery
Discovered by Auguste Charlois
Discovery date 20 May 1890
Designations
MPC designation (293) Brasilia
Named after
Brazil
main-belt · (outer)
Brasilia[1]
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 106.96 yr (39067 d)
Aphelion 3.1657 AU (473.58 Gm)
Perihelion 2.55398 AU (382.070 Gm)
2.85982 AU (427.823 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.10694
4.84 yr (1766.5 d)
17.61 km/s
107.972°
0° 12m 13.68s / day
Inclination 15.583°
61.316°
86.852°
Earth MOID 1.62263 AU (242.742 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.02111 AU (302.354 Gm)
TJupiter 3.239
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 55.11±1.6 km
8.17 h (0.340 d)
0.0615±0.004
9.94

293 Brasilia is a large Main belt asteroid that was discovered by French astronomer Auguste Charlois on 20 May 1890 in Nice. It is the namesake of the Brasilia family, a smaller asteroid family of X-type asteroids in the outer main-belt. However, Brasilia is a suspected interloper in its own family.[1]:23

Photometric observations of this asteroid at the Leura Observatory in Leura, Australia during 2006 gave a light curve with a period of 8.173 ± 0.002 hours and a brightness variation of 0.20 ± 0.03 in magnitude.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nesvorný, D.; Broz, M.; Carruba, V. (December 2014). "Identification and Dynamical Properties of Asteroid Families" (PDF). Asteroids IV: 297–321. arXiv:1502.01628Freely accessible. Bibcode:2015aste.book..297N. doi:10.2458/azu_uapress_9780816532131-ch016. Retrieved 2 September 2017. 
  2. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "293 Brasilia", JPL Small-Body Database Browser, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, retrieved 11 May 2016. 
  3. ^ Oey, Julian (December 2006), "Lightcurves analysis of 10 asteroids from Leura Observatory", The Minor Planet Bulletin, 33 (4), pp. 96–99, Bibcode:2006MPBu...33...96O. 

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