242 Kriemhild

Kriemhild (minor planet designation: 242 Kriemhild) is a main belt asteroid that was discovered by Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa on 22 September 1884 in Vienna[2] and was named after Kriemhild, a mythological Germanic princess, by Moriz von Kuffner, a Viennese industrialist and sponsor of astronomy.

242 Kriemhild
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A three-dimensional model of 242 Kriemhild based on its light curve.
Discovery
Discovered byJohann Palisa
Discovery date22 September 1884
Designations
(242) Kriemhild
PronunciationGerman: [ˈkʁiːmhɪlt]
Named after
Kriemhild
A884 SA
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc131.23 yr (47931 d)
Aphelion3.2036 AU (479.25 Gm)
Perihelion2.52045 AU (377.054 Gm)
2.86202 AU (428.152 Gm)
Eccentricity0.11935
4.84 yr (1768.5 d)
17.6 km/s
351.010°
0° 12m 12.823s / day
Inclination11.351°
206.940°
279.764°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions38.90±2.1 km
4.5478 h (0.18949 d)
0.2440±0.029
9.3

Photometric observations of this asteroid at the Oakley Observatory in Terre Haute, Indiana, during 2006 gave a light curve with a period of 4.558 ± 0.003 hours and a brightness variation of 0.15 ± 0.02 in magnitude.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "242 Kriemhild", JPL Small-Body Database Browser, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, retrieved 12 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Numbered Minor Planets 1–5000", Discovery Circumstances, IAU Minor Planet center, retrieved 7 April 2013.
  3. ^ Ditteon, Richard; Hawkins, Scot (September 2007), "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Oakley Observatory - October-November 2006", The Minor Planet Bulletin, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 59–64, Bibcode:2007MPBu...34...59D.

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