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Discovered by  James Craig Watson
Pronunciation  /əˈrɔərə/
Observation arc  143.72 yr (52494 d)
Orbits  Sun
Discoverer  James Craig Watson
Discovery site  Detroit Observatory
Discovery date  6 September 1867
Minor planet category  Main belt
Discovered  6 September 1867
Spectral type  C-type asteroid
Named after  Aurora
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Aphelion  3.45175 AU (516.374 Gm)
Similar  James Craig Watson discoveries, Other celestial objects

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94 Aurora is one of the largest main-belt asteroids. With an albedo of only 0.04, it is darker than soot, and has a primitive compositions consisting of carbonaecous material. It was discovered by J. C. Watson on September 6, 1867, in Ann Arbor, and named after Aurora, the Roman goddess of the dawn.

Observations of an occultation using nine chords indicate an oval outline of 225×173 km.

References

94 Aurora Wikipedia


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