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88 Thisbe
Orbital characteristics 1
Orbit type Main belt
Semimajor axis 2.768 AU
Perihelion distance 2.313 AU
Aphelion distance 3.222 AU
Orbital period 4.60 years
Inclination 5.22°
Eccentricity 0.164
Physical characteristics 1
Diameter 200.6 km
Rotation period 3 6.041 hours
Abs. magnitude 1 7.04
Albedo 4 0.067
History 2
Discoverer C. H. F. Peters, 1866

88 Thisbe (thiz'-bee) is one of the largest main belt asteroids.

It was discovered by C. H. F. Peters on June 15, 1866 and named after Thisbe, heroine of a Roman fable.

An occultation of a star by Thisbe was observed on October 7, 1981. Results from the occultation indicate a larger than expected diameter of 232 km. [1]

Aspects

Conjunction to Sun Stationary, than retrograde Opposition Distance to earth Brightness Stationary, than prograde
6. March 2005 21. September2005 11. November 2005 1,75567 AE 10,7 mag 26. December 2005
23. June 2006 2. December 2006 27. January 2007 2,23079 AE 11,5 mag 22. March 2007
4. September2007 18. February2008 10. April 2008 1,86508 AE 11,0 mag 29. May 2008
7. December 2008 8. July 2009 24. August 2009 1,33243 AE 9,8 mag 4. October 2009
27. April 2010 23. October 2010 15. December 2010 2,02945 AE 11,1 mag 4. February2011
22. July 2011 29. December 2011 22. February2012 2,18961 AE 11,5 mag 15. April 2012
5. October 2012 6. April 2013 22. May 2013 1,54523 AE 10,3 mag 7. July 2013
2. February2014 29. August 2014 18. October 2014 1,57850 AE 10,4 mag 30. November 2014
5. June 2015 19. November 2015 12. January 2016 2,19470 AE 11,4 mag 6. March 2016
18. August 2016 28. January 2017 22. March 2017 2,01491 AE 11,2 mag 12. May 2017
12. November 2017 4. June 2018 19. July 2018 1,31898 AE 9,7 mag 1. September2018
31. March 2019 7. October 2019 27. November 2019 1,88697 AE 10,9 mag 14. January 2020
6. July 2020 13. December 2020 7. February2021 2,22942 AE 11,5 mag 1. April 2021


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