60 Echo

60 Echo
Orbital characteristics 1
Orbit type Main belt
Semimajor axis 2.394 AU
Perihelion distance 1.957 AU
Aphelion distance 2.830 AU
Orbital period 3.70 years
Inclination 3.60°
Eccentricity 0.182
Physical characteristics 1
Diameter 60.2 km
Rotation period 3 25.206 hours
Spectral class S
Abs. magnitude 8.21
Albedo 4 0.254
History 2
Discoverer J. Ferguson, 1860

60 Echo is a quite large Main belt asteroid. It is a S-type asteroid, its surface is bright in color and it is probably a mixture of iron-nickel metals and silicate rock.

Echo was discovered by James Ferguson on September 14, 1860. It was his third and final asteroid discovery. It is named after Echo, a nymph in Greek mythology.

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