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89 Julia

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Discovered by  Édouard Stephan
Minor planet category  Main belt
Aphelion  3.0202 AU (451.82 Gm)
Orbits  Sun
Discoverer  Édouard Stephan
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
Discovery date  6 August 1866
Observation arc  149.68 yr (54672 d)
Discovered  6 August 1866
Spectral type  S-type asteroid
Discovery site  Marseille Observatory
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Perihelion  2.08017 AU (311.189 Gm)
Similar  Édouard Stephan discoveries, Other celestial objects

89 Julia is a large main-belt asteroid that was discovered by French astronomer Édouard Stephan on August 6, 1866. This was first of his two asteroid discoveries; the other was 91 Aegina. 89 Julia is believed to be named after Saint Julia of Corsica. A stellar occultation by Julia was observed on December 20, 1985.

The spectrum of 89 Julia shows the signature of silicate rich minerals with possible indications of an abundant calcic clinopyroxene component. It is classified as an S-type asteroid.

References

89 Julia Wikipedia


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