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34 Circe

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Discovered by  J. Chacornac
Alternative names  1965 JL
Aphelion  2.967739 AU
Discovered  6 April 1855
Spectral type  C-type asteroid
Named after  Circe
Discovery date  April 6, 1855
Minor planet category  Main belt
Perihelion  2.406230 AU
Orbits  Sun
Discoverer  Jean Chacornac
Discovery site  Paris Observatory
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Similar  Jean Chacornac discoveries, Other celestial objects

34 Circe (/ˈsɜːrs/ SUR-see) is a large, very dark main-belt asteroid. It was discovered by French astronomer J. Chacornac on April 6, 1855, and named after Circe, a goddess in Greek mythology.

Photometric observations of this asteroid made during 2007 at the Organ Mesa Observatory in Las Cruces, New Mexico gave an asymmetrical bimodal light curve with a period of 12.176 ± 0.002 hours and a brightness variation of 0.17 ± 0.02 in magnitude.

References

34 Circe Wikipedia


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