82 Alkmene

82 Alkmene
Orbital characteristics 1
Orbit type Main belt
Semimajor axis 2.758 AU
Perihelion distance 2.138 AU
Aphelion distance 3.379 AU
Orbital period 4.58 years
Inclination 2.83°
Eccentricity 0.225
Physical characteristics 1
Diameter 61 km
Rotation period 3 12.999 hours
Spectral class S
Abs. magnitude 8.40
Albedo 4 0.208
History 2
Discoverer R. Luther, 1864

82 Alkmene (alk-mee'-nee) is a Main belt asteroid. It is probably a mixture of silicate rock and nickel-iron metals.

Alkmene was discovered by R. Luther on November 27, 1864 and named after Alcmene, the mother of Herakles in Greek mythology.

A satellite has been suggested based on the lightcurve data. [1]

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