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Asteroid Eunomia

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Located in the asteroid belt, it is the largest of the stony type asteroids, and contains around 1% of the mass of the asteroid belt. It is thought to be core remnant but where the crust and mantle was stripped off in a collision. It has an orbit period of 4.3 years and is in a 7:16 resonance with Mars.
It is named after the minor Greek goddess of law and order, Eunomia.

 

Short video clip of its motion over a few hours. 

Additional Info

  • Telescope: Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera: ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
  • Magnitude: 7.9 - 11.24
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