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92 Undina

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Discovery date  7 July 1867
Discovered  7 July 1867
Orbits  Sun
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
Observation arc  145.11 yr (53001 d)
Inclination  9.929°
Discovery site  Litchfield Observatory
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Discovered by  Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters
Minor planet category  Main belt, Veritas family
Aphelion  3.51946 AU (526.504 Gm)
Perihelion  2.85654 AU (427.332 Gm)
Discoverer  Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters
Similar  Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters discoveries, Other celestial objects

92 Undina (/ʌnˈdnə/ un-DY-nə; Latin: Undīna) is a large main belt asteroid. It has an unusually high albedo and an M-type spectrum. It was discovered by C. H. F. Peters on July 7, 1867. It is named for the eponymous heroine of Undine, a popular novella by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué. Undina is a member of the Veritas asteroid family, which formed some eight million years ago. See 490 Veritas for details.

Observations performed at the Palmer Divide Observatory in Colorado Springs, Colorado in during 2007 produced a light curve with a period of 15.941 ± 0.002 hours with a brightness range of 0.20 ± 0.02 in magnitude. This matches a 15.94-hour period reported in 1979.


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