296 Phaëtusa

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296 Phaëtusa
Discovery
Discovered byAuguste Charlois
Discovery date19 August 1890
Designations
MPC designation(296) Phaëtusa
Named after
Phaethusa
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc85.28 yr (31149 d)
Aphelion2.58669 AU (386.963 Gm)
Perihelion1.87025 AU (279.785 Gm)
2.22847 AU (333.374 Gm)
Eccentricity0.16075
3.33 yr (1215.1 d)
19.95 km/s
272.510°
0° 17m 46.586s / day
Inclination1.74738°
121.585°
252.628°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions7 - 15 km
4.5385 h (0.18910 d)
12.62

Phaëtusa (minor planet designation: 296 Phaëtusa) is a small Main belt asteroid.[1] It was discovered by Auguste Charlois on 19 August 1890 in Nice.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "296 Phaetusa". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 11 May 2016.

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