197 Arete

197 Arete
Orbital characteristics 1
Orbit type Main belt
Semimajor axis 2.739 AU
Perihelion distance 2.294 AU
Aphelion distance 3.184 AU
Orbital period 4.53 years
Inclination 8.79°
Eccentricity 0.162
Physical characteristics 1
Diameter 29.2 km
Rotation period 3 6.54 hours
Spectral class 5 S
Abs. magnitude 9.18
Albedo 4 0.442
History 2
Discoverer J. Palisa, 1879

197 Arete ("uh RETT ee") is a main belt asteroid.. It has a very bright surface, unusually bright even for a rocky S-type asteroid.

It was discovered by J. Palisa on May 21, 1879, and named after Arete, the mother of Nausicaa in Homer's The Odyssey.

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