A three-dimensional model of 167 Urda based on its light curve.
|Discovered by||C. H. F. Peters|
|Discovery site||Clinton, New York|
|Discovery date||28 August 1876|
|main belt (Koronis asteroid family)|
|Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)|
|Uncertainty parameter 0|
|Observation arc||132.01 yr (48218 d)|
|Aphelion||2.9583526 AU (442.56325 Gm)|
|Perihelion||2.7493497 AU (411.29686 Gm)|
|2.8538511 AU (426.93005 Gm)|
|4.82 yr (1760.9 d)|
|0° 12m 15.969s / day|
|Earth MOID||1.73392 AU (259.391 Gm)|
|Jupiter MOID||2.10867 AU (315.453 Gm)|
|13.07 h (0.545 d)|
Urda (minor planet designation: 167 Urda) is a main-belt asteroid that was discovered by German-American astronomer Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters on August 28, 1876, in Clinton, New York, and named after Urd, one of the Norns in Norse mythology. In 1905, Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa showed that the asteroid varied in brightness.
Photometric observations of this asteroid at the Palmer Divide Observatory in Colorado Springs, Colorado, during 2007–8 gave a light curve with a period of 13.06133 ± 0.00002 hours. This S-type asteroid is a member of the Koronis family of asteroids that share similar orbital elements.