::203 Pompeja


Category::asteroid    Peters::first    Minor::pompeja    Rotation::period    Planet::named    Albedo::clinton


203 Pompeja is a quite large main-belt asteroid.

It was discovered by C. H. F. Peters on September 25, 1879, in Clinton, New York, and named after Pompeii, the Roman town destroyed in volcanic eruption in 79 AD.

Based upon Photometric observations taken during 2011, it has a synodic rotation period of 24.052 ± 0.001 h, with a peak-to-peak amplitude of 0.10 ± 0.01 in magnitude. Because the rotation period nearly matches that of the Earth, it required coordinated observations from multiple observatories at widely spaced latitudes to produce a complete light curve.<ref name="mpb39_3_99"/>

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