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Dido (minor planet designation: 209 Dido) is a very large main-belt asteroid. It is classified as a C-type asteroid and is probably composed of carbonaceous materials. Like many asteroids of its type, it has an extremely low albedo.
It was discovered by C. H. F. Peters on October 22, 1879, in Clinton, New York and was named after the mythical Carthaginian queen Dido.
Photometric observations at the Palmer Divide Observatory during 2005 showed a rotation period of 5.7366 ± 0.0005 hours with a brightness variation of 0.17 ± 0.02 in magnitude.
See Table 1.

External links

  • Lightcurve plot of 209 Dido, Palmer Divide Observatory, Brian D. WarnerB. D. Warner (2005)
  • Asteroid Lightcurve Database (LCDB), query form ( info)
  • Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, Google books
  • Asteroids and comets rotation curves, CdR – Observatoire de Genève, Raoul Behrend
  • Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets (1)-(5000) – Minor Planet Center

Category:Background asteroids
Category:C-type asteroids (Tholen)
Category:Xc-type asteroids (SMASS)

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