::(181) Eucharis



{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} 181 Eucharis is a large, slowly rotating main-belt asteroid that was discovered by French astronomer Pablo Cottenot on February 2, 1878, from Marseille Observatory.<ref name="IAU_MPC"/> It was his only asteroid discovery. This object was named after Eucharis, a Greek nymph.

In the Tholen classification system, it is categorized as a stony S-type asteroid, while the Bus asteroid taxonomy system lists it as an Xk asteroid.<ref name="DeMeo2009"/> Photometric observations of this asteroid at the Goat Mountain Astronomical Research Station in Rancho Cucamonga, California during 2007 gave a light curve with a leisurely rotation period of 52.23 ± 0.05 hours.<ref name="Stephens2008"/>

This object is the namesake of a family of 149–778 asteroids that share similar spectral properties and orbital elements; hence they may have arisen from the same collisional event. All members have a relatively high orbital inclination.<ref name="Novakovic2011"/>

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