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183 Istria

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Discovered by  J. Palisa
Minor planet category  Main belt
Aphelion  3.7708 AU (564.10 Gm)
Discovered  8 February 1878
Spectral type  S-type asteroid
Discovery site  Pola Observatory
Discovery date  8 February 1878
Observation arc  110.15 yr (40232 d)
Perihelion  1.8115 AU (271.00 Gm)
Orbits  Sun
Discoverer  Johann Palisa
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
183 Istria
Similar  188 Menippe, 142 Polana, 182 Elsa, 242 Kriemhild, 192 Nausikaa

183 Istria is a stony main belt asteroid that was discovered by Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa on February 8, 1878, from Pula, Croatia, and named after the Istrian peninsula, which was then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and is where the city of Pula is situated.

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