388 Charybdis

388 Charybdis (/kəˈrɪbdɪs/, prov. designation: A894 ED or 1894 BA) is a very large background asteroid, approximately 125 kilometers (78 miles) in diameter, that is located the outer region of the asteroid belt.[2] It was discovered by French astronomer Auguste Charlois at the Nice Observatory on 7 March 1894. The carbonaceous C-type asteroid has a rotation period of 9.5 hours. It is probably named after Charybdis, a sea monster in Greek mythology.

388 Charybdis
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Modelled shape of Charybdis
Discovery
Discovered byAuguste Charlois
Discovery date7 March 1894
Designations
(388) Charybdis
Pronunciation/kəˈrɪbdɪs/[1]
Named after
Charybdis
1894 BA
Main belt
AdjectivesCharybdian /kəˈrɪbdiən/
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc122.09 yr (44595 d)
Aphelion3.20025 AU (478.751 Gm)
Perihelion2.81022 AU (420.403 Gm)
3.00524 AU (449.578 Gm)
Eccentricity0.064892
5.21 yr (1902.9 d)
10.9926°
0° 11m 21.066s / day
Inclination6.44575°
354.285°
333.004°
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter
125.754±1.887 km
9.516 h (0.3965 d)
0.0506±0.007
C
8.57

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Charybdis". Oxford English Dictionary (Online ed.). Oxford University Press. (Subscription or participating institution membership required.)
  2. ^ a b "388 Charybdis (1894 BA)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Archived from the original on 15 September 2020. Retrieved 10 May 2016.

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