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Geometria (minor planet designation: 376 Geometria) is a main belt asteroid that was discovered by French astronomer Auguste Charlois on 18 September 1893 in Nice, France. It is classified as an S-type asteroid.[2]

376 Geometria
376Geometria (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 376 Geometria based on its light curve
Discovery
Discovered byAuguste Charlois
Discovery date18 September 1893
Designations
MPC designation(376) Geometria
Named after
geometry
1893 AM
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc117.12 yr (42778 d)
Aphelion2.6832 AU (401.40 Gm)
Perihelion1.89372 AU (283.296 Gm)
2.28846 AU (342.349 Gm)
Eccentricity0.17249
3.46 yr (1264.5 d)
263.232°
0° 17m 4.924s / day
Inclination5.4338°
302.037°
316.703°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions34.91±2.1 km
7.74 h (0.323 d)[1]
7.74 ± 0.02 h[2]
0.2320±0.030
S
9.49

In 1983, 376 Geometria was observed photometrically from the Observatoire de Haute-Provence, producing an asymmetrical light curve that indicates a rotation period of 7.74 ± 0.02 hours with a brightness variation of 0.16 ± 0.01 in magnitude.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Yeomans, Donald K., "164 Eva", JPL Small-Body Database Browser, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, retrieved 11 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Barucci, M. A.; di Martino, M. (July 1984), "Rotational rates of very small asteroids - 123 Brunhild, 376 Geometria, 437 Rhodia and 1224 Fantasia", Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series, 57, pp. 103–106, Bibcode:1984A&AS...57..103B.

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