110 Lydia

110 Lydia is a quite large Main belt asteroid with an M-type spectrum, which may contain nickel-iron. The Lydia asteroid family is named after it. It was discovered by A. Borrelly on April 19, 1870. It was named for the Asia Minor nation of the Phyrigians.[1]

In the late 1990s, a network of astronomers worldwide used lightcurves to derive spin states and shape models of 10 new asteroids, including (110) Lydia.[2][3]

Lydia occulted a dim star on September 18, 1999.

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