308 Polyxo

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308 Polyxo
Discovery
Discovered by A. Borrelly
Discovery date 31 March 1891
Designations
MPC designation (308) Polyxo
Named after
Polyxo
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 124.63 yr (45521 d)
Aphelion 2.85974 AU (427.811 Gm)
Perihelion 2.63975 AU (394.901 Gm)
2.74975 AU (411.357 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.040003
4.56 yr (1665.5 d)
70.4189°
0° 12m 58.158s / day
Inclination 4.36141°
181.727°
115.501°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 140.69±3.8 km[1]
130 km[2]
12.029 h (0.5012 d)
0.0482±0.003
T
8.17

308 Polyxo is a main-belt asteroid that was discovered by A. Borrelly on March 31, 1891, in Marseilles. It is classified as a rare T-type asteroid.

Photometric measurements reported in 1983 give a rotation period of 12.03 hours and a brightness variation of 0.20 in magnitude. The adaptive optics instrument at the W. M. Keck Observatory shows an oblate object with a diameter of 130 km. The size ratio between the major and minor axes is 1.26 ± 0.11.[2]

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