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712 Boliviana is a C-type asteroid from the asteroid belt, with the type indicating the surface has a low albedo with high carbonaceous content. The spectra of the asteroid displays evidence of aqueous alteration.[2] It is named after Simón Bolívar.

712 Boliviana
Discovery[1]
Discovered byMax Wolf
Discovery siteHeidelberg Obs.
Discovery date19 March 1911
Designations
MPC designation(712) Boliviana
1911 LO, 1966 KD, 1972 XL2
Asteroid belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc105.07 yr (38378 d)
Aphelion3.05611062 AU (457.187641 Gm)
Perihelion2.0926983 AU (313.06321 Gm)
2.574404470 AU (385.1254270 Gm)
Eccentricity0.18711362
4.13 yr (1508.7 d)
218.926658°
0° 14m 18.997s / day
Inclination12.7650478°
230.827767°
181.662560°
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
63.785±1.1 km
11.7426 h (0.48928 d)[1]
0.0510±0.002[1]
C (Tholen),[1]
X (SMASSII)[1]
8.32[1]
B−V=0.74,[1]
U−B=0.35[1]

Boliviana was observed by Arecibo radar 2005 Oct 29-Nov 1.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 712 Boliviana" (2011-06-07 last obs). Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  2. ^ Fornasier, S.; et al. (February 1999), "Spectroscopic comparison of aqueous altered asteroids with CM2 carbonaceous chondrite meteorites", Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement, 135: 65−73, Bibcode:1999A&AS..135...65F, doi:10.1051/aas:1999161.
  3. ^ Mike Nolan (2012-01-18). "Scheduled Arecibo Radar Asteroid Observations". Planetary Radar at Arecibo Observatory. Retrieved 2012-01-27.
  4. ^ "Radar-Detected Asteroids and Comets". NASA/JPL Asteroid Radar Research. Retrieved 2012-01-27.

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