477 Italia

Summary

Italia (minor planet designation: 477 Italia) (1901 GR) is a main-belt asteroid that was discovered on 23 August 1901 by Italian astronomer Luigi Carnera at Heidelberg.

Italia
Discovery
Discovered byLuigi Carnera
Discovery siteHeidelberg
Discovery date23 August 1901
Designations
(477) Italia
Pronunciation/ɪˈtæliə/[1]
Named after
Italy
1901 GR; A905 UK
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc114.61 yr (41862 d)
Aphelion2.8698979 AU (429.33061 Gm)
Perihelion1.9640980 AU (293.82488 Gm)
2.416998 AU (361.5778 Gm)
Eccentricity0.1873812
3.76 yr (1372.5 d)
224.20862°
0° 15m 44.261s / day
Inclination5.288912°
10.68098°
322.42220°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions22.51±1.1 km
19.413 h (0.8089 d)
0.2769±0.028
T/B
10.25

Photometric observations of this asteroid collected in 2005 gave a provisional rotation period of 19.4189 hours and a brightness variation of about 0.2 in magnitude.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Italy, Italia". Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
  2. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "477 Italia", JPL Small-Body Database Browser, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, retrieved 9 May 2016.
  3. ^ Buchheim, Robert K. (June 2006), "Photometry of asteroids 133 Cyrene, 454 Mathesis, 477 Italia, and 2264 Sabrina", Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 29–30, Bibcode:2006MPBu...33...29B.

External linksEdit

  • 477 Italia at AstDyS-2, Asteroids—Dynamic Site
    • Ephemeris · Observation prediction · Orbital info · Proper elements · Observational info
  • 477 Italia at the JPL Small-Body Database  
    • Close approach · Discovery · Ephemeris · Orbit diagram · Orbital elements · Physical parameters