::(25) Phocaea




25 Phocaea is a main-belt asteroid. It was discovered by J. Chacornac at Marseille, on April 6. 1853. It was his first asteroid discovery out of a total of six. It is named after Phocaea, the Greek name of Foça in Turkey, whence the founders of Marseille came.

Phocaea has been studied by radar.<ref name="detected"/> Photometric observations of this asteroid at the Organ Mesa Observatory in Las Cruces, New Mexico during 2010 gave a light curve with a period of 9.9341 ± 0.0002 hours. The brightness near the deepest minimum of the light curve showed changes with phase angle, which is the result of shadows extending across surface irregularities.<ref name="Pilcher2011"/>

(25) Phocaea sections