427 Galene

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427 Galene
Discovery
Discovered byAuguste Charlois
Discovery date27 August 1897
Designations
MPC designation(427) Galene
1897 DJ
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc110.93 yr (40519 d)
Aphelion3.32976 AU (498.125 Gm)
Perihelion2.61263 AU (390.844 Gm)
2.97119 AU (444.484 Gm)
Eccentricity0.12068
5.12 yr (1870.7 d)
90.0900°
0° 11m 32.806s / day
Inclination5.12388°
297.424°
12.2909°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions29.98±1.2 km
3.705 h (0.1544 d)
0.2364±0.020
10.2

Galene (minor planet designation: 427 Galene) is a typical Main belt asteroid.

The asteroid was discovered by Auguste Charlois on 27 August 1897 in Nice.

It was named after one of the Nereids of Greek Mythology (Hesiod, Theogony, 240)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "427 Galene (1897 DJ)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 10 May 2016.

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