(193) Ambrosia

193 Ambrosia
193Ambrosia (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 193 Ambrosia based on its light curve.
Discovery
Discovered byJ. Coggia, 1879
Discovery date28 February 1879
Designations
(193) Ambrosia
Pronunciation/æmˈbrʒiə/[1]
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc100.12 yr (36569 d)
Aphelion3.3720 AU (504.44 Gm)
Perihelion1.8302 AU (273.79 Gm)
2.6011 AU (389.12 Gm)
Eccentricity0.29638
4.20 yr (1532.2 d)
331.40°
0° 14m 5.82s / day
Inclination12.010°
349.97°
81.365°
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter
26 km
6.580 hours[3]
6.581 h (0.2742 d)[2]
0.10
9.68

Ambrosia (minor planet designation: 193 Ambrosia) is a main belt asteroid that was discovered by the Corsican-born French astronomer J. Coggia on February 28, 1879, and named after Ambrosia, the food of the gods in Greek mythology.[4]

In 2009, photometric observations of this asteroid were made at the Palmer Divide Observatory in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The resulting light curve shows a synodic rotation period of 6.580 ± 0.001 hours with a brightness variation of 0.11 ± 0.02 in magnitude. This result is consistent with an independent study performed in 1996.[3]

References[]

  1. ^ Noah Webster (1884) A Practical Dictionary of the English Language
  2. ^ a b Yeomans, Donald K., "193 Ambrosia", JPL Small-Body Database Browser, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, retrieved 6 May 2016.
  3. ^ a b Warner, Brian D. (October 2009), "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory: 2009 March-June", The Minor Planet Bulletin, 36 (4), pp. 172–176, arXiv:1203.4336, Bibcode:2009MPBu...36..172W, doi:10.1016/j.pss.2012.03.009.
  4. ^ http://markandrewholmes.com/ambrosia.html

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