113 Amalthea

113 Amalthea
Orbital characteristics 1
Orbit type Main belt
Semimajor axis 2.376 AU
Perihelion distance 2.168 AU
Aphelion distance 2.584 AU
Orbital period 3.66 years
Inclination 5.04°
Eccentricity 0.088
Physical characteristics 1
Diameter 46.1 km
Rotation period 9.935 hours
Spectral class S
Abs. magnitude 8.74
Albedo 4 0.265
History 2
Discoverer R. Luther, 1871

113 Amalthea is a fairly typical rocky Main belt asteroid orbiting in the inner regions of the belt.

It was discovered by R. Luther on March 12, 1871.

One of Jupiter's inner small satellites is also called Amalthea. The name comes from Amalthea of Greek mythology.

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