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Medea (minor planet designation: 212 Medea) is a very large main-belt asteroid that was discovered by Johann Palisa on February 6, 1880, in Pola, and was named after Medea, a figure in Greek mythology.Schmadel Lutz D. Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (fifth edition), Springer, 2003. .
Photometric observations of this asteroid in 1987 gave an incomplete lightcurve with a period of 10.12 ± 0.06 hours and a brightness variation of 0.13 in magnitude. This object has a spectrum that matches a DCX: classification. Lightcurve data has also been recorded by observers at the Antelope Hill Observatory , which has been designated as an official observatory by the Minor Planet Center. They found a period of 10.283 hours with a brightness variation of 0.08 magnitude.Lightcurve Results
See Table 1.

External links

  • Lightcurve plot of (212) Medea, Antelope Hills Observatory
  • The Asteroid Orbital Elements Database
  • Minor Planet Discovery Circumstances
  • Asteroid Lightcurve Data File

Category:Background asteroids
Category:DCX-type asteroids (Tholen)

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