385 Ilmatar

Ilmatar (minor planet designation: 385 Ilmatar) is a large Main Belt asteroid.

385 Ilmatar
Discovery
Discovered byMax Wolf
Discovery date1 March 1894
Designations
(385) Ilmatar
Named after
Ilmatar
1894 AX
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc122.12 yr (44604 d)
Aphelion3.19998 AU (478.710 Gm)
Perihelion2.50226 AU (374.333 Gm)
2.85112 AU (426.521 Gm)
Eccentricity0.12236
4.81 yr (1758.4 d)
166.647°
0° 12m 17.024s / day
Inclination13.5514°
345.021°
187.911°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions91.53±1.6 km
62.35 h (2.598 d)
0.2129±0.008
S
7.49

It was discovered by Max Wolf on March 1, 1894, in Heidelberg.[2] It was named after Ilmatar, virgin spirit of the air. Its mass is unknown. Its rotation is 62.35 hr.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "385 Ilmatar (1894 AX)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Physics and Astronomy > Dictionary of Minor Planet Names > (385) Ilmatar". Springer Reference. Retrieved 20 October 2014.

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