73 Klytia

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73 Klytia
73Klytia (Lightcurve Inversion).png
Lightcurve-based 3D-model of Klytia
Discovery
Discovered by Horace Parnell Tuttle
Discovery date April 7, 1862
Designations
MPC designation (73) Klytia
Pronunciation /ˈklɪtiə/ KLIT-ee-ə
Named after
Clytie
Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch December 31, 2006 (JD 2454100.5)
Aphelion 415.302 Gm (2.776 AU)
Perihelion 382.115 Gm (2.554 AU)
398.708 Gm (2.665 AU)
Eccentricity 0.042
1589.253 d (4.35 a)
214.253°
Inclination 2.373°
7.213°
54.982°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 44.4 km[1]
8.283065[2] h
0.225[3]
S
8.9

73 Klytia (/ˈklɪtiə/ KLIT-ee-ə) is a main-belt asteroid. It was the second and last asteroid discovery by the prolific comet discoverer Horace Tuttle, on April 7, 1862. It is named after Clytia, who loved Apollo in Greek mythology. Of the first one hundred numbered asteroids, Klytia is the smallest.

Based upon photometry observations between 1984−2007, it has a sidereal rotation period of 8.283065 h with an amplitude that can range up to 0.34±0.01 in magnitude. The lightcurve shows some shape irregularities. There are two valid solutions for the pole's ecliptic coordinates: (λ1, β1) = (38°, +75°) and (λ2, β2) = (237°, +73°).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 73 Klytia". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 
  2. ^ a b Marciniak, A.; et al. (February 2008), "Photometry and models of selected main belt asteroids. V. 73 Klytia, 377 Campania, and 378 Holmia", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 478 (2): 559−565, Bibcode:2008A&A...478..559M, doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20078930. 
  3. ^ Asteroid Data Sets Archived 2010-01-17 at WebCite

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