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178 Belisana

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Discovered by  J. Palisa, 1877
Minor planet category  Main belt
Aphelion  2.5663 AU (383.91 Gm)
Discovered  6 November 1877
Spectral type  S-type asteroid
Discovery site  Pola Observatory
Discovery date  6 November 1877
Observation arc  130.00 yr (47482 d)
Perihelion  2.3549 AU (352.29 Gm)
Orbits  Sun
Discoverer  Johann Palisa
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
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Similar  188 Menippe, 142 Polana, 242 Kriemhild, 192 Nausikaa, 167 Urda

178 Belisana is a rocky main belt asteroid that was discovered by Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa on November 6, 1877. It is named after the Celtic goddess Belisana.

Photometric observations of this asteroid from multiple observatories during 2007 gave a light curve with a period of 12.321 ± 0.002 hours and a brightness variation of 0.10 ± 0.03 in magnitude. This is in agreement with a study performed in 1992. However, it is possible that the light curve may have a period of 24.6510 ± 0.0003 hours; it will require further study to exclude this solution.


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