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166 Rhodope

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Discovered by  C. H. F. Peters
Discovery date  15 August 1876
Minor planet category  Main belt (Adeona)
Discovered  15 August 1876
Spectral type  C-type asteroid
Asteroid family  Adeona family
Discovery site  Clinton, New York
MPC designation  166
Observation arc  130.59 yr (47698 d)
Orbits  Sun
Named after  Queen Rhodope
166 Rhodope
Discoverer  Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters
Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters discoveries  188 Menippe, 167 Urda, 165 Loreley

166 Rhodope is a main belt asteroid, a member of the Adeona family of asteroids. It was discovered by the German-American astronomer Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters on August 15, 1876, in Clinton, New York, and named after Rhodope, the queen in Greek mythology who was turned into a mountain.

166 Rhodope was observed occulting the prominent star Regulus on October 19, 2005, from Vibo Valentia, Italy.

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166 Rhodope Wikipedia


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