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49 Pales

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49 Pales
Orbital characteristics 1 (ftp://ftp.lowell.edu/pub/elgb/astorb.html)
Orbit type Main belt
Semimajor axis 3.086 AU
Perihelion distance 2.364 AU
Aphelion distance 3.808 AU
Orbital period 5.42 years
Inclination 3.18°
Eccentricity 0.234
Physical characteristics 1 (ftp://ftp.lowell.edu/pub/elgb/astorb.html)
Diameter 149.8 km
Rotation period 3 (http://charlie.psi.edu/pds/) 10.42 hours
Spectral class C
Abs. magnitude 7.80
Albedo 4 (http://dorothy.as.arizona.edu/DSN/IRAS/index_iras.html) 0.060
History 2 (http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/lists/NumberedMPs.html)
Discoverer H. Goldschmidt, 1857

49 Pales (pay'-leez) is a large, dark Main belt asteroid.

Pales was discovered by H. Goldschmidt on September 19, 1857 and named after Pales, goddess of shepherds in Greek mythology.

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