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188 Menippe

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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
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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.


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