::(47) Aglaja



{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} 47 Aglaja {{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}} is a large, dark main belt asteroid. It was discovered by Robert Luther on September 15, 1857 from Düsseldorf.<ref name="IAU_MPC"/> The name was chosen by the Philosophical Faculty of the University of Bonn and refers to Aglaea, one of the Charites in Greek mythology.<ref name=Schmadel2003/>

Based upon its spectrum, 47 Aglaja is listed as a C-type asteroid under the Tholen classification taxonomy, indicating a carbonaceous composition. The SMASS classification system rates it as a rare B-type asteroid. There is a broad absorption feature at 1 μm that is associated with the presence of magnetite and is what gives the asteroid its blue tint.<ref name="Yang2010"/>

On September 16, 1984, the star SAO 146599 was occulted by 47 Aglaja. This event was observed from 13 sites in the continental United States, allowing a cross-sectional profile to be determined. Based upon this study, the asteroid has a diameter of 136.4 ± 1.2 km. The geometric albedo at the time of the occultation was 0.071 ± 0.002.<ref name="Millis1989"/>

Photometric observations of this asteroid at the Organ Mesa Observatory in Las Cruces, New Mexico during 2012 gave a light curve with a period of 13.175 ± 0.002 hours and a brightness variation of 0.09 ± 0.01 in magnitude. This result is in agreement with previous studies.<ref name="Pilcher2012"/>

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