Lacrimosa (minor planet designation: 208 Lacrimosa) is a main-belt asteroid that was discovered by Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa on October 21, 1879, in Pola. The name derives from Our Lady of Sorrows, a title given to Mary, the mother of Jesus.
A three-dimensional model of 208 Lacrimosa based on its light curve.
|Discovered by||Johann Palisa|
|Discovery date||21 October 1879|
|MPC designation||(208) Lacrimosa|
|Our Lady of Sorrows|
|Main belt (Koronis)|
|Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)|
|Uncertainty parameter 0|
|Observation arc||115.12 yr (42049 d)|
|Aphelion||2.9309 AU (438.46 Gm)|
|Perihelion||2.85551 AU (427.178 Gm)|
|2.89320 AU (432.817 Gm)|
|4.92 yr (1797.5 d)|
Average orbital speed
|0° 12m 1.008s / day|
|14.085 h (0.5869 d)|
10µ radiometric data collected from Kitt Peak in 1975 gave a diameter estimate of 42 km for this asteroid. It is classified as an S-type asteroid and is one of the largest members of the Koronis asteroid family. Hence it is probably a piece of the original asteroid that was shattered in an ancient impact that created the family.
- Yeomans, Donald K., "208 Lacrimosa", JPL Small-Body Database Browser, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, retrieved 12 May 2016.
- Morrison, D.; Chapman, C. R. (March 1976), "Radiometric diameters for an additional 22 asteroids", Astrophysical Journal, 204, pp. 934–939, Bibcode:2008mgm..conf.2594S, doi:10.1142/9789812834300_0469.
- Moore, Patrick; Rees, Robin, eds. (2011), Patrick Moore's Data Book of Astronomy (2nd ed.), Cambridge University Press, pp. 164–165.
- The Asteroid Orbital Elements Database
- Minor Planet Discovery Circumstances
- Asteroid Lightcurve Data File
- It is visible at http://www.sky-map.org/ with RA/DEC = 01:12:54 +07:41:56.
- 208 Lacrimosa at the JPL Small-Body Database
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