38 Leda

38 Leda
Orbital characteristics 1
Orbit type Main belt
Semimajor axis 2.742 AU
Perihelion distance 2.326 AU
Aphelion distance 3.158 AU
Orbital period 4.54 years
Inclination 6.95°
Eccentricity 0.152
Physical characteristics 1
Diameter 115.9 km
Rotation period 3 12.84 hours
Spectral class C
Abs. magnitude 8.32
Albedo 4 0.062
History 2
Discoverer J. Chacornac, 1856

38 Leda (lee'-da) is a large, dark main belt asteroid.

It was discovered by J. Chacornac on January 12, 1856 and named after Leda, the mother of Helen of Troy in Greek mythology.

Leda is also the name of a satellite of Jupiter.

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