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60 Echo

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Discovered by  James Ferguson
Minor planet category  Main belt
Aphelion  423.339 Gm (2.830 AU)
Discovered  14 September 1860
Orbits  Sun
Discoverer  James Ferguson
Discovery date  September 14, 1860
Adjectives  Echonian
Perihelion  292.951 Gm (1.958 AU)
Rotation period  1 day
Spectral type  S-type asteroid
Named after  Echo
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Similar  18 Melpomene, 79 Eurynome, 56 Melete, 68 Leto, 80 Sappho

60 Echo is a quite large main-belt S-type asteroid. It was discovered by James Ferguson of the United States Naval Observatory in Washington D.C., on September 14, 1860. It was his third and final asteroid discovery. It is named after Echo, a nymph in Greek mythology. James Ferguson had initially named it "Titania", not realizing that name was already used for a satellite of Uranus.

Echo has been studied by radar.

References

60 Echo Wikipedia


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