|Discovered by||Johann Palisa|
|Discovery date||21 October 1879|
|Our Lady of Sorrows (lacrimōsa)|
|Main belt (Koronis)|
|Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)|
|Uncertainty parameter 0|
|Observation arc||115.12 yr (42049 d)|
|Aphelion||2.9309 AU (438.46 Gm)|
|Perihelion||2.85551 AU (427.178 Gm)|
|2.89320 AU (432.817 Gm)|
|4.92 yr (1797.5 d)|
Average orbital speed
|0° 12m 1.008s / day|
|14.085734 h (0.5869056 d)|
Lacrimosa (minor planet designation: 208 Lacrimosa) is a main-belt asteroid that was discovered by Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa on October 21, 1879, in Pola. The name derives from Our Lady of Sorrows, a title given to Mary, the mother of Jesus.
10μ radiometric data collected from Kitt Peak in 1975 gave a diameter estimate of 42 km for this asteroid. It is classified as an S-type asteroid and is one of the largest members of the Koronis asteroid family. Hence it is probably a piece of the original asteroid that was shattered in an ancient impact that created the family.