166 Rhodope is a main belt asteroid, a member of the Adeona family of asteroids. It was discovered by the German-American astronomer Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters on August 15, 1876 in Clinton, New York and named after Rhodope, the queen in Greek mythology who was turned into a mountain.
166 Rhodope was observed occulting the prominent star Regulus on October 19, 2005 from Vibo Valentia, Italy.<ref name="Sigismondi2008"/>
(166) Rhodope sections
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