|Discovered by||August Kopff|
|Discovery date||March 4, 1907|
|Alternative names||1907 XS|
|Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)|
|Semi-major axis||2.898 AU|
|Orbital period||4.934 a|
|Longitude of ascending node||142.679°|
|Argument of perihelion||174.972°|
|Rotation period||27.888 h|
627 Charis is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by German astronomer August Kopff on March 4, 1907 from Heidelberg. It was named after the goddess Charis, the wife of Hephaestus from Greek mythology.
Photometric observations of this asteroid at the Organ Mesa Observatory in Las Cruces, New Mexico during 2012 gave a light curve with a period of 27.888 ± 0.002 hours and a brightness variation of 0.35 ± 0.02 in magnitude.
- Yeomans, Donald K., "164 Eva", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-04-07.
- Pilcher, Frederick (October 2012), "Rotation Period Determinations for 47 Aglaja, 252 Clementina, 611 Valeria, 627 Charis, and 756 Lilliana", Planetary and Space Science 39: 220-222, Bibcode:2012MPBu...39..220P.
- "Numbered Minor Planets 1–5000", Discovery Circumstances (IAU Minor Planet center), retrieved 2013-04-07.
- Schmadel, Lutz D. (2012), Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (6th ed.), Springer, p. 61, ISBN 3642297188.
- Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets
- NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Datasite page on this space object
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