95 Arethusa

95 Arethusa
Orbital characteristics 1
Orbit type Main belt
Semimajor axis 3.070 AU
Perihelion distance 2.617 AU
Aphelion distance 3.523 AU
Orbital period 5.38 years
Inclination 12.99°
Eccentricity 0.148
Physical characteristics 1
Diameter 136 km
Rotation period 3 8.688 hours
Spectral class C
Abs. magnitude 7.84
Albedo 4 0.070
History 2
Discoverer R. Luther, 1867

95 Arethusa (air'-a-thew'-za) is a large main belt asteroid. Its coloring is dark, composition carbonaceous and primitive.

It was discovered by Robert Luther on November 23, 1867 and named after one of the various Arethusas in Greek mythology.

Arethusa has been observed occulting a star three times: first on February 2, 1998 and no less than twice in January, 2003.

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