::(154) Bertha



{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use mdy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} 154 Bertha is a main-belt asteroid. It was discovered by the French brothers Paul Henry and Prosper Henry on November 4, 1875, but the credit for the discovery was given to Prosper. It is probably named after Berthe Martin-Flammarion, sister of the astronomer Camille Flammarion.<ref name="Schmadel2012"/>

Observations performed at the Palmer Divide Observatory in Colorado Springs, Colorado in during 2007 produced a light curve with a period of 22.30 ± 0.03 hours and a brightness range of 0.10 ± 0.02 in magnitude. A 1998 measurement gave a value of 27.6 hours, which doesn't fit the PDO data.<ref name="Warner2007"/> In 2011, observations from the Organ Mesa Observatory in Las Cruces, New Mexico were used to determine a rotation period of 25.224 ± 0.002 hours with a brightness variability of 0.10 ± 0.01 magnitude, ruling out previous studies.<ref name="Pilcher39"/>

This is classified as a C-type asteroid<ref name="Pravec2012"/> and it has an estimated diameter of about 187 km.<ref name="Carry2012"/>

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