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193 Ambrosia

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Discovered by  J. Coggia, 1879
Minor planet category  Main belt
Aphelion  3.3720 AU (504.44 Gm)
Discovered  28 February 1879
Orbits  Sun
Discovery site  Marseille Observatory
Discovery date  28 February 1879
Observation arc  100.12 yr (36569 d)
Perihelion  1.8302 AU (273.79 Gm)
Rotation period  6.6 hours
Discoverer  Jérôme Eugène Coggia
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
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Similar  161 Athor, 188 Menippe, 132 Aethra, 167 Urda, 192 Nausikaa

193 Ambrosia is a main belt asteroid that was discovered by the French (Corsican) astronomer J. Coggia on February 28, 1879, and named after Ambrosia, the food of the gods in Greek mythology.

In 2009, Photometric observations of this asteroid were made at the Palmer Divide Observatory in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The resulting light curve shows a synodic rotation period of 6.580 ± 0.001 hours with a brightness variation of 0.11 ± 0.02 in magnitude. This result is consistent with an independent study performed in 1996.


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