163 Erigone

163 Erigone
Orbital characteristics 1
Orbit type Main belt (Erigone)
Semimajor axis 2.367 AU
Perihelion distance 1.916 AU
Aphelion distance 2.819 AU
Orbital period 3.64 years
Inclination 4.81°
Eccentricity 0.191
Physical characteristics 1
Diameter 72.6 km
Rotation period 16.136 hours
Spectral class 5 C
Abs. magnitude 9.47
Albedo 4 0.054
History 2
Discoverer J. Perrotin, 1876

163 Erigone is a dark-coloured, fairly big main belt asteroid, the namesake of the Erigone family of asteroids.

It was discovered by J. Perrotin on April 26, 1876 and named after one of the two Erigones in Greek mythology.

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