344 Desiderata

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344 Desiderata
Discovery
Discovered by Auguste Charlois
Discovery date 15 November 1892
Designations
MPC designation (344) Desiderata
Named after
Désirée Clary
1892 M
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 123.40 yr (45073 d)
Aphelion 3.41189 AU (510.411 Gm)
Perihelion 1.78384 AU (266.859 Gm)
2.59786 AU (388.634 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.31334
4.19 yr (1529.4 d)
301.200°
0° 14m 7.39s / day
Inclination 18.3442°
48.0488°
237.424°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 132.27±5.5 km[1]
129.20 ± 3.37 km[2]
Mass (1.39± 0.48) × 1018 kg[2]
Mean density
1.22 ± 0.43 g/cm3[2]
10.747 h (0.4478 d)
0.0592±0.005
C?
8.08

344 Desiderata is a very large main-belt asteroid. It is classified as a C-type asteroid and is probably composed of carbonaceous material.

It was discovered by Auguste Charlois on November 15, 1892, in Nice.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "344 Desiderata (1892 M)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 11 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Carry, B. (December 2012), "Density of asteroids", Planetary and Space Science, 73, pp. 98–118, arXiv:1203.4336Freely accessible, Bibcode:2012P&SS...73...98C, doi:10.1016/j.pss.2012.03.009.  See Table 1.

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