477 Italia

Italia
Discovery
Discovered byLuigi Carnera
Discovery siteHeidelberg
Discovery date23 August 1901
Designations
(477) Italia
Pronunciation/ɪˈtæliə/[1]
Named after
Italy
1901 GR; A905 UK
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc114.61 yr (41862 d)
Aphelion2.8698979 AU (429.33061 Gm)
Perihelion1.9640980 AU (293.82488 Gm)
2.416998 AU (361.5778 Gm)
Eccentricity0.1873812
3.76 yr (1372.5 d)
224.20862°
0° 15m 44.261s / day
Inclination5.288912°
10.68098°
322.42220°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions22.51±1.1 km
19.413 h (0.8089 d)
0.2769±0.028
T/B
10.25

Italia (minor planet designation: 477 Italia) (1901 GR) is a main-belt asteroid that was discovered on 23 August 1901 by Italian astronomer Luigi Carnera at Heidelberg.

Photometric observations of this asteroid collected in 2005 gave a provisional rotation period of 19.4189 hours and a brightness variation of about 0.2 in magnitude.[3]

References[]

  1. ^ "Italy, Italia". Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
  2. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "477 Italia", JPL Small-Body Database Browser, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, retrieved 9 May 2016.
  3. ^ Buchheim, Robert K. (June 2006), "Photometry of asteroids 133 Cyrene, 454 Mathesis, 477 Italia, and 2264 Sabrina", Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series, 33 (2), pp. 29–30, Bibcode:2006MPBu...33...29B.

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