Suvarna Garge (Editor)

188 Menippe

Updated on
Edit
Like
Comment
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Discovered by
  
C. H. F. Peters, 1878

Minor planet category
  
Main belt

Aphelion
  
3.2542 AU (486.82 Gm)

Orbital period
  
1,675 days

Orbits
  
Sun

Discovery site
  
Litchfield Observatory

Discovery date
  
18 June 1878

Observation arc
  
100.84 yr (36833 d)

Perihelion
  
2.2691 AU (339.45 Gm)

Discovered
  
18 June 1878

Spectral type
  
S-type asteroid

188 Menippe httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu

Discoverer
  
Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters

Similar
  
167 Urda, 196 Philomela, 165 Loreley, 264 Libussa, 135 Hertha

188 Menippe is a main belt asteroid. The object has a bright surface and rocky composition. It was discovered by C. H. F. Peters on June 18, 1878, in Clinton, New York, and named after Menippe, one of the daughters of Orion in Greek mythology.

Photometric observations during 2010 showed a synodic rotation period of 11.98 ± 0.02 hours and a brightness variation of 0.28 ± 0.02 in magnitude. Because the rotation period is close to twelve hours, observations were needed at two widely separated observatories in order to build a light curve for the complete rotation.

References

188 Menippe Wikipedia