(75) Eurydike

75 Eurydike
Discovery
Discovered byChristian Heinrich Friedrich Peters
Discovery dateSeptember 22, 1862
Designations
(75) Eurydike
Pronunciation/jʊˈrɪdɪk/[1]
Named after
Eurydice
Main belt
AdjectivesEurydikean /ˌjʊərɪdɪˈkən/
Orbital characteristics
Epoch December 31, 2006 (JD 2454100.5)
Aphelion521.874 Gm (3.489 AU)
Perihelion278.028 Gm (1.858 AU)
399.951 Gm (2.674 AU)
Eccentricity0.305
1596.687 d (4.37 a)
17.79 km/s
26.318°
Inclination5.002°
359.481°
339.566°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions55.7 km
Mass1.8×1017 kg
0.149 [2]
M
8.96

Eurydike (minor planet designation: 75 Eurydike) is a main-belt asteroid. It has an M-type spectrum and a relatively high albedo and may be rich in nickel-iron. Eurydike was discovered by C. H. F. Peters on September 22, 1862. It was second of his numerous asteroid discoveries. It is named after Eurydice, the wife of Orpheus.

References[]

  1. ^ 'Eurydice' in Noah Webster (1884) A Practical Dictionary of the English Language
  2. ^ Asteroid Data Sets Archived 2009-12-17 at the Wayback Machine

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