256 Walpurga


256 Walpurga

Minor Planet | name=256 Walpurga
discoverer=Johann Palisa
discovery_date=April 3, 1886
designations=1951 VJ
category=Main belt
epoch=30 January, 2005 (JD 2453400.5)
semimajor=448.47 Gm (2.998 AU)
perihelion=416.624 Gm (2.785 AU)
aphelion=480.317 Gm (3.211 AU)
eccentricity=0.071
period=1895.843 d (5.19 a)
inclination=13.322°
asc_node=183.115°
arg_peri=50.003°
mean_anomaly=271.717°
speed=17.2 km/s
dimensions=63.0 km
mass="unknown"
density="unknown"
gravity="unknown"
escape_velocity="unknown"
rotation="unknown"
spectral_class="unknown"
abs_mag=9.8
albedo="unknown"
temperature="unknown"

256 Walpurga is a large Main belt asteroid.

It was discovered by Johann Palisa on April 3, 1886 in Vienna and was named after Saint Walburga.

References

* [ftp://ftp.lowell.edu/pub/elgb/astorb.html The Asteroid Orbital Elements Database]
* [http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/lists/NumberedMPs.html Minor Planet Discovery Circumstances]


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