108 Hecuba

108 Hecuba is a fairly large and bright main belt asteroid.

Hecuba orbits within the Hygiea family of asteroids but is not otherwise related to other family members because it has a silicate composition. Hygieas are dark C-type asteroids.

It was discovered by R. Luther on April 2, 1869 and named after Hecuba, wife of King Priam in the legends of the Trojan War.


Supplemental IRAS Minor Planet Survey
2. PDS lightcurve data
G. A. Krasinsky et al. Hidden Mass in the Asteroid Belt, Icarus, Vol. 158, p. 98 (2002).

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