399 Persephone

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399 Persephone
399Persephone (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 399 Persephone based on its light curve
Discovery
Discovered byMax Wolf
Discovery date23 February 1895
Designations
(399) Persephone
Pronunciation/pərˈsɛfən/[1]
Named after
Persephone
1895 BP
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc120.99 yr (44191 d)
Aphelion3.2761 AU (490.10 Gm)
Perihelion2.82735 AU (422.966 Gm)
3.0517 AU (456.53 Gm)
Eccentricity0.073517
5.33 yr (1947.2 d)
255.116°
0° 11m 5.568s / day
Inclination13.113°
346.391°
194.023°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions49.13±4.0 km
9.136 h (0.3807 d)
0.1838±0.034
9.0,[2] 8.91[3]

Persephone (minor planet designation: 399 Persephone) is a main belt asteroid. It was discovered by German astronomer Max Wolf on 23 February 1895 in Heidelberg.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Noah Webster (1884) A Practical Dictionary of the English Language
  2. ^ a b Yeomans, Donald K., "399 Persephone", JPL Small-Body Database Browser, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, retrieved 10 May 2016.
  3. ^ Warner, Brian D. (December 2007), "Initial Results of a Dedicated H-G Project", The Minor Planet Bulletin, 34, pp. 113–119, Bibcode:2007MPBu...34..113W.
  4. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of minor planet names. Springer. p. 48. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.

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