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679 Pax

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Discovered by  August Kopff
Alternative names  1909 FY
Aphelion  3.3910 AU (507.29 Gm)
Discovered  28 January 1909
Orbits  Sun
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
Discovery date  28 January 1909
Observation arc  106.90 yr (39044 d)
Perihelion  1.7808 AU (266.40 Gm)
Inclination  24.387°
Discoverer  August Kopff
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Discovery site  Heidelberg-Königstuhl State Observatory
Similar  509 Iolanda, 528 Rezia, 165 Loreley, 628 Christine, 631 Philippina

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679 Pax is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by German astronomer August Kopff on January 28, 1909. It is named after Pax, a Roman goddess.

Measurements using the adaptive optics at the W. M. Keck Observatory give a mean diameter of 62 km. This is 16% larger than the diameter estimated using the IRAS observatory. The asteroid is elongated with a size ratio of 1.66 ± 0.23 between the major and minor axes. Photometric measurements reported in 1982 gave a rotation period of 8.452 hours.

Polarimetric study of this asteroid reveals anomalous properties that suggests the regolith consists of a mixture of low and high albedo material. This may have been caused by fragmentation of an asteroid substrate with the spectral properties of CO3/CV3 carbonaceous chondrites.


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