46 Hestia

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46 Hestia
Orbital characteristics 1 (ftp://ftp.lowell.edu/pub/elgb/astorb.html)
Orbit type Main belt (Hestia clump)
Semimajor axis 2.527 AU
Perihelion distance 2.094 AU
Aphelion distance 2.960 AU
Orbital period 4.02 years
Inclination 2.34°
Eccentricity 0.171
Physical characteristics 1 (ftp://ftp.lowell.edu/pub/elgb/astorb.html)
Diameter 124.1 km
Rotation period 3 (http://charlie.psi.edu/pds/) 21.04 hours
Spectral class C
Abs. magnitude 8.36
Albedo 4 (http://dorothy.as.arizona.edu/DSN/IRAS/index_iras.html) 0.052
History 2 (http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/lists/NumberedMPs.html)
Discoverer N. R. Pogson, 1857

46 Hestia (hes'-tee-a) is a large, dark Main belt asteroid. It is also the primary body of the Hestia asteroid clump.

It was discovered by N. R. Pogson on August 16, 1857 and is named after Hestia, Greek goddess of the hearth.

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