Chaldaea (minor planet designation: 313 Chaldaea) is a large Main belt asteroid. It is classified as a C-type asteroid and is probably composed of carbonaceous material.[1] It was discovered by Johann Palisa on 30 August 1891 in Vienna.

313 Chaldaea
Discovery
Discovered byJohann Palisa
Discovery date30 August 1891
Designations
MPC designation(313) Chaldaea
Named after
Chaldea
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc122.79 yr (44849 d)
Aphelion2.8054 AU (419.68 Gm)
Perihelion1.9456 AU (291.06 Gm)
2.3755 AU (355.37 Gm)
Eccentricity0.18096
3.66 yr (1337.3 d)
262.291°
0° 16m 9.084s / day
Inclination11.654°
176.640°
316.013°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions96.34±1.7 km
8.392 h (0.3497 d)
0.0524±0.002
C
8.90

In 2003, the asteroid was detected by radar from the Arecibo Observatory at a distance of 1.07 AU. The resulting data yielded an effective diameter of 96 ± 14 km.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "313 Chaldaea". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  2. ^ Magri, Christopher; et al. (January 2007), "A radar survey of main-belt asteroids: Arecibo observations of 55 objects during 1999 2003" (PDF), Icarus, 186 (1): 126–151, Bibcode:2007Icar..186..126M, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2006.08.018, retrieved 2015-04-14.

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