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80 Sappho

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Discovered by  Norman Robert Pogson
Minor planet category  Main belt
Perihelion  274.831 Gm (1.837 AU)
Discovered  2 May 1864
Spectral type  S-type asteroid
Named after  Sappho
Discovery date  May 2, 1864
Aphelion  412.343 Gm (2.756 AU)
Semi-major axis  343.587 Gm (2.297 AU)
Orbits  Sun
Discoverer  N. R. Pogson
Discovery site  Madras Observatory
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Similar  N R Pogson discoveries, Other celestial objects

80 Sappho (/ˈsæf/ SAF-oh) is a large main-belt asteroid. It was discovered by Norman Pogson on May 2, 1864, and is named after Sappho, the Greek poet.

13-cm radar observations of this asteroid from the Arecibo Observatory between 1980 and 1985 were used to produce a diameter estimate of 83 kilometres (52 mi).

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80 Sappho Wikipedia


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