|Discovered by J. Coggia, 1879|
Minor planet category Main belt
Aphelion 3.3720 AU (504.44 Gm)
Discovered 28 February 1879
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
|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.