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208 Lacrimosa

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Discovered by  Johann Palisa
Minor planet category  Main belt (Koronis)
Aphelion  2.9309 AU (438.46 Gm)
Orbits  Sun
Discoverer  Johann Palisa
Asteroid family  Koronis family
Discovery date  21 October 1879
Observation arc  115.12 yr (42049 d)
Discovered  21 October 1879
Spectral type  S-type asteroid
Named after  Our Lady of Sorrows
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Perihelion  2.85551 AU (427.178 Gm)
Similar  167 Urda, 218 Bianca, 158 Koronis, 220 Stephania, 277 Elvira

208 Lacrimosa is a main-belt asteroid that was discovered by Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa on October 21, 1879, in Pola. The name derives from Our Lady of Sorrows, a title given to Mary, the mother of Jesus.

10ยต radiometric data collected from Kitt Peak in 1975 gave a diameter estimate of 42 km for this asteroid. It is classified as an S-type asteroid and is one of the largest members of the Koronis asteroid family. Hence it is probably a piece of the original asteroid that was shattered in an ancient impact that created the family.

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208 Lacrimosa Wikipedia


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