70 Panopae

70 Panopaea
Orbital characteristics 1
Orbit type Main belt (Eunomia)
Semimajor axis 2.617 AU
Perihelion distance 2.143 AU
Aphelion distance 3.092 AU
Orbital period 4.23 years
Inclination 11.58°
Eccentricity 0.181
Physical characteristics 1
Diameter 122.2 km
Rotation period 3 15.797 hours
Spectral class C
Abs. magnitude 8.11
Albedo 4 0.068
History 2
Discoverer H. Goldschmidt, 1861

70 Panopaea is a large main belt asteroid. It orbits within the Eunomia asteroid family. However, it is a dark, primitive carbonaceous C-type asteroid and likely not related to the parent body of the Eunomia family.

Panopaea was discovered by H. Goldschmidt on May 5, 1861. It was his fourteenth and last asteroid discovery. It is named after Panopea, a nymph in Greek mythology.

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