96 Aegle

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96 Aegle
Orbital characteristics 1 (ftp://ftp.lowell.edu/pub/elgb/astorb.html)
Orbit type Main belt
Semimajor axis 3.059 AU
Perihelion distance 2.656 AU
Aphelion distance 3.463 AU
Orbital period 5.35 years
Inclination 15.94°
Eccentricity 0.132
Physical characteristics 1 (ftp://ftp.lowell.edu/pub/elgb/astorb.html)
Diameter 169.9 km
Rotation period 3 (http://charlie.psi.edu/pds/) 10 hours
Abs. magnitude 7.67
Albedo 4 (http://dorothy.as.arizona.edu/DSN/IRAS/index_iras.html) 0.052
History 2 (http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/lists/NumberedMPs.html)
Discoverer J. Coggia, 1868

96 Aegle (ee'-glee) is a very large main belt asteroid. It has a dark-colored surface and probably a primitive carbonaceous composition.

It was discovered by Jérôme Coggia on February 17, 1868 and named after one of the three Aegles in Greek mythology.

Aegle has been observed occulting three stars.


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de:Aegle (Asteroid)

es:(96) Eglea

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