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Sapientia (minor planet designation: 275 Sapientia) is a very large Main belt asteroid that was discovered by Johann Palisa on 15 April 1888 in Vienna. It is classified as a C-type asteroid and is probably composed of carbonaceous material.

275 Sapientia
Discovery
Discovered byJohann Palisa
Discovery date15 April 1888
Designations
MPC designation(275) Sapientia
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc124.23 yr (45374 d)
Aphelion3.22294 AU (482.145 Gm)
Perihelion2.31754 AU (346.699 Gm)
2.77024 AU (414.422 Gm)
Eccentricity0.16342
4.61 yr (1684.1 d)
300.952°
0° 12m 49.54s / day
Inclination4.76416°
134.097°
40.0578°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions103 km
14.931 h (0.6221 d)
0.036
C
8.85

Observations performed at the Palmer Divide Observatory in Colorado Springs, Colorado, during 2007 produced a light curve with an estimated period of 14.766 ± 0.006 hours with a brightness range of 0.11 ± 0.02 in magnitude.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "275 Sapientia". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  2. ^ Warner, Brian D. (September 2007), "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory", The Minor Planet Bulletin, Bibcode:2007MPBu...34...72W.

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