A three-dimensional model of 79 Eurynome based on its light curve.
|Discovered by||James Craig Watson|
|Discovery date||September 14, 1863|
|Epoch December 31, 2006 (JD 2454100.5)|
|Aphelion||435.949 Gm (2.914 AU)|
|Perihelion||295.538 Gm (1.976 AU)|
|365.743 Gm (2.445 AU)|
|1396.288 d (3.82 a)|
Average orbital speed
Eurynome (minor planet designation: 79 Eurynome) is a quite large and bright main-belt asteroid composed of silicate rock. Eurynome was discovered by J. C. Watson on September 14, 1863. It was his first asteroid discovery and was is named after one of the many Eurynomes in Greek mythology. This is the eponymous member of a proposed asteroid family with at least 43 members, including 477 Italia and 917 Lyka.
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