105 Artemis

105 Artemis
Orbital characteristics 1
Orbit type Main belt
Semimajor axis 2.374 AU
Perihelion distance 1.956 AU
Aphelion distance 2.792 AU
Orbital period 3.66 years
Inclination 21.46°
Eccentricity 0.176
Physical characteristics
Diameter 1 119.1 km
Rotation period 16.84 hours
Spectral class 1 C
Abs. magnitude 1 8.57
Albedo 4 0.047
History 2
Discoverer J. C. Watson, 1868

105 Artemis is a large main belt asteroid. It is a C-type asteroid, meaning that it is very dark and composed of carbonates.

It was discovered by J. C. Watson on September 16, 1868 and named after Artemis, the Greek goddess of the moon.

Several Artemisian stellar occultations have been reported.

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