313 Chaldaea

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313 Chaldaea
Discovery
Discovered by Johann Palisa
Discovery date 30 August 1891
Designations
MPC designation (313) Chaldaea
Named after
Chaldea
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 122.79 yr (44849 d)
Aphelion 2.8054 AU (419.68 Gm)
Perihelion 1.9456 AU (291.06 Gm)
2.3755 AU (355.37 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.18096
3.66 yr (1337.3 d)
262.291°
0° 16m 9.084s / day
Inclination 11.654°
176.640°
316.013°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 96.34±1.7 km
8.392 h (0.3497 d)
0.0524±0.002
C
8.90

313 Chaldaea is a large Main belt asteroid. It is classified as a C-type asteroid and is probably composed of carbonaceous material.[1] It was discovered by Johann Palisa on 30 August 1891 in Vienna.

In 2003, the asteroid was detected by radar from the Arecibo Observatory at a distance of 1.07 AU. The resulting data yielded an effective diameter of 96 ± 14 km.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "313 Chaldaea". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 11 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Magri, Christopher; et al. (January 2007), "A radar survey of main-belt asteroids: Arecibo observations of 55 objects during 1999 2003" (PDF), Icarus, 186 (1): 126–151, Bibcode:2007Icar..186..126M, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2006.08.018, retrieved 2015-04-14. 

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