(161) Athor

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(161) Athor
Properties of the orbit ( animation )
Orbit type Inner main belt
Major semi-axis 2,379  AU
eccentricity 0.138
Perihelion - aphelion 2.051 AU - 2.707 AU
Inclination of the orbit plane 9.1 °
Length of the ascending node 18.7 °
Argument of the periapsis 294.1 °
Time of passage of the perihelion May 6, 2009
Sidereal period 3 a 244 d
Mean orbital velocity 19.2 km / s
Physical Properties
Medium diameter 44 km
Albedo 0.1980
Rotation period 7 h 17 min
Absolute brightness 9.15 likes
Spectral class M.
Explorer James Craig Watson
Date of discovery April 19, 1876
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(161) Athor is an asteroid of the main belt , which on 19 April 1876 by the North American astronomer James Craig Watson was discovered.

The asteroid was named after Hathor , the Egyptian goddess of love.

See also