|Discovered by K. de Ball|
Alternative names 1949 WG
Observation arc 133.58 yr (48791 d)
Discoverer Leo Anton Karl de Ball
Discovery site Bothkamp Observatory
|Discovery date 3 September 1882|
Minor planet category Main belt
Discovered 3 September 1882
Spectral type S-type asteroid
Named after Helle
|Aphelion 2.52818 AU (378.210 Gm)|
Similar 192 Nausikaa, 471 Papagena, 349 Dembowska, 196 Philomela, 68 Leto
230 Athamantis is a fairly large main-belt asteroid that was discovered by the German-Austrian astronomer K. de Ball on September 3, 1882, in Bothkamp. It was his only asteroid discovery. The asteroid was named after Athamantis, daughter of Athamas the mythical Greek king of Orchomenus.
Photometric observations of this asteroid gave a light curve with a period of 23.99 hours and a brightness variation of more than 0.20 in magnitude. It has the spectrum of an S-type asteroid.