499 Venusia

Venusia (minor planet designation: 499 Venusia) is an asteroid in the outer asteroid belt, discovered by Max Wolf in 1902.[3] Its diameter is 81 km (50.6 miles).[4] It is a dark P-type asteroid. It has an average distance from the Sun of 4 AU (600 million km).[2]

499 Venusia
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A three-dimensional model of 499 Venusia based on its light curve
Discovery
Discovered byMax Wolf
Discovery siteHeidelberg
Discovery date24 December 1902
Designations
(499) Venusia
Pronunciation/vɪˈnjʃiə/[1]
1902 KX
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc113.31 yr (41388 d)
Aphelion4.8693 AU (728.44 Gm)
Perihelion3.1479 AU (470.92 Gm)
4.0086 AU (599.68 Gm)
Eccentricity0.21471
8.03 yr (2931.4 d)
149.18°
0° 7m 22.116s / day
Inclination2.0907°
256.245°
174.952°
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
40.69±1.65 km
13.48 h (0.562 d)
0.0468±0.004
9.39

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Noah Webster (1884) A Practical Dictionary of the English Language
  2. ^ a b "499 Venusia (1902 KX)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  3. ^ Lutz D. Schmadel (9 March 2013). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 84–. ISBN 978-3-662-02804-9.
  4. ^ Thomas Wm Hamilton (15 April 2014). Dwarf Planets and Asteroids: Minor Bodies of the Solar System. Strategic Book Publishing Rights Agency. pp. 27–. ISBN 978-1-62857-728-0.

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