530 Turandot

Turandot (minor planet designation: 530 Turandot) is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by German astronomer Max Wolf on 11 April 1904 and named for the title character in a play by Carlo Gozzi that was to become best known as an opera Turandot by Puccini.

530 Turandot
Discovery
Discovered byMax Wolf
Discovery siteHeidelberg
Discovery date11 April 1904
Designations
(530) Turandot
Pronunciation/ˈtjʊərəndɒt/
1904 NV
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc111.88 yr (40863 d)
Aphelion3.8850 AU (581.19 Gm)
Perihelion2.4865 AU (371.98 Gm)
3.1858 AU (476.59 Gm)
Eccentricity0.21949
5.69 yr (2076.9 d)
92.1597°
0° 10m 23.988s / day
Inclination8.5603°
129.169°
200.102°
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
42.425±1.3 km
10.77 h[2]
19.960 h (0.8317 d)[1]
0.0472±0.003
F[2]
9.29

Photometric observations of this asteroid in 1986 gave a light curve with a period of 10.77 ± 0.03 hours and a brightness variation of 0.13 ± 0.02 in magnitude. The curve is asymmetrical with dual maxima and minima. This object has a spectrum that matches an F-type classification.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Yeomans, Donald K., "530 Turandot", JPL Small-Body Database Browser, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, retrieved 5 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b c di Martino, M.; et al. (July 1995), "Intermediate size asteroids: Photoelectric photometry of 8 objects.", Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement, 112, pp. 1–7, Bibcode:1995A&AS..112....1D.

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