407 Arachne

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407 Arachne
Discovery
Discovered byMax Wolf
Discovery date13 October 1895
Designations
MPC designation(407) Arachne
Named after
Arachne[1]
1895 CC
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc116.62 yr (42596 d)
Aphelion2.80706 AU (419.930 Gm)
Perihelion2.44624 AU (365.952 Gm)
2.62665 AU (392.941 Gm)
Eccentricity0.068685
4.26 yr (1554.9 d)
155.411°
0° 13m 53.497s / day
Inclination7.52045°
294.698°
81.6776°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions95.07±5.4 km
22.62 h (0.943 d)[2]
0.0548±0.007[2]
C[2]
8.88[2]

Arachne (minor planet designation: 407 Arachne) is a large Main belt asteroid. It is classified as a C-type asteroid and is probably composed of carbonaceous material. It was discovered on 13 October 1895, by German astronomer Max Wolf at Heidelberg Observatory.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(407) Arachne". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (407) Arachne. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 48. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_408. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "407 Arachne (1895 CC)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 10 May 2016.

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