373 Melusina

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373 Melusina
Discovery
Discovered by Auguste Charlois
Discovery date 15 September 1893
Designations
MPC designation (373) Melusina
1893 AJ
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 111.58 yr (40753 d)
Aphelion 3.5593 AU (532.46 Gm)
Perihelion 2.67382 AU (399.998 Gm)
3.11658 AU (466.234 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.14207
5.50 yr (2009.6 d)
127.53°
0° 10m 44.904s / day
Inclination 15.432°
3.8355°
347.763°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 95.77±3.7 km
12.97 h (0.540 d)
0.0429±0.004
C
9.13

373 Melusina is a large Main belt asteroid.[1] It is classified as a C-type asteroid and is probably composed of carbonaceous material. It was discovered by Auguste Charlois on 15 September 1893 in Nice.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "373 Melusina (1893 AJ)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 11 May 2016.

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