(324) Bamberga

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(324) Bamberga
Properties of the orbit ( animation )
Orbit type Middle main belt
Major semi-axis 2,685  AU
eccentricity 0.337
Perihelion - aphelion 1.78 AU - 3.59 AU
Inclination of the orbit plane 11.1 °
Length of the ascending node 328 °
Argument of the periapsis 43.9 °
Time of passage of the perihelion June 2, 2009
Sidereal period 4 a 146 d
Mean orbital velocity 17.6 km / s
Physical Properties
Medium diameter 220.691 ± 1.441 km
Albedo 0.0628
Rotation period 29 h 26 min
Absolute brightness 6.82 likes
Spectral class CP
Explorer Johann Palisa
Date of discovery February 25, 1892
Source: Unless otherwise stated, the data comes from JPL Small-Body Database Browser . The affiliation to an asteroid family is automatically determined from the AstDyS-2 database . Please also note the note on asteroid items.
Clockwise from top left (29) Amphitrite , (324) Bamberga, (2) Pallas and (89) Julia . Recording with the VLT

(324) Bamberga is an asteroid of the main asteroid belt that was discovered on February 25, 1892 by Johann Palisa at the Vienna University Observatory. With a mean diameter of around 221 km, Bamberga is one of the largest asteroids in the main belt. It was named in September 1896 after the Upper Franconian city ​​of Bamberg .


A chapter of the 1962 science fiction novel Praktikanten by the brothers Arkadi and Boris Strugazki takes place in Bamberga, where a mine is operated.

See also

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Lutz D. Schmadel: Dictionary of Minor Planet Names . Springer Science & Business Media, November 11, 2013, p. 64 ( google.de ).