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162 Laurentia

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Discovery date  21 April 1876
Minor planet category  main belt
Aphelion  3.5574 AU (532.18 Gm)
Orbits  Sun
Discovery site  Paris Observatory
MPC designation  162
Observation arc  113.88 yr (41596 d)
Discovered  21 April 1876
Named after  A. Laurent
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
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Discovered by  Paul Henry and Prosper Henry
Discoverers  Paul Henry and Prosper Henry, Paul Henry, Prosper Henry
Similar  161 Athor, 188 Menippe, 127 Johanna, 165 Loreley, 167 Urda

162 Laurentia is a large and dark main-belt asteroid that was discovered by the French brothers Paul Henry and Prosper Henry on April 21, 1876, and named after A. Laurent, an amateur astronomer who discovered asteroid 51 Nemausa.

An occultation by Laurentia was observed from Clive, Alberta on November 21, 1999.

Photometric observations of this asteroid from multiple observatories during 2007 gave a light curve with a period of 11.8686 ± 0.0004 hours and a brightness variation of 0.40 ± 0.05 in magnitude. This is in agreement with previous studies in 1994 and 2007.


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