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98 Ianthe

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Discovery date  18 April 1868
Minor planet category  Main belt
Discovered  18 April 1868
Spectral type  C-type asteroid
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
Named after  Ianthe
Observation arc  145.23 yr (53047 d)
Orbits  Sun
Discovery site  Litchfield Observatory
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Discovered by  Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters
Aphelion  3.18807 AU (476.928 Gm)
Discoverer  Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters
Similar  145 Adeona, 88 Thisbe, 196 Philomela, 130 Elektra, 85 Io

98 Ianthe (/ˈænθ/ eye-AN-thee) is a large main-belt asteroid, named for three figures in Greek mythology. It is very dark and is composed of carbonates. It was one of the numerous (for his time—the 19th century) discoveries by C. H. F. Peters, who found it on April 18, 1868, from Clinton, New York.

Photometric observations of this asteroid during 2007 at the Organ Mesa Observatory in Las Cruces, New Mexico were used to create a light curve plot. This showed a synodic rotation period of 16.479 ± 0.001 hours and a brightness variation of 0.27 ± 0.02 magnitude during each cycle.


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