53 Kalypso

53 Kalypso
Kalypsonian orbital characteristics 1
Orbit type Main belt
Semimajor axis 2.619 AU
Perihelion distance 2.084 AU
Aphelion distance 3.154 AU
Orbital period 4.24 years
Inclination 5.15°
Eccentricity 0.204
Kalypsonian physical characteristics 1
Diameter 115.4 km
Rotation period 3 17 hours
Abs. magnitude 8.81
Albedo 4 0.040
History 2
Discoverer R. Luther, 1858

53 Kalypso is a large and very dark main belt asteroid.

It was discovered by R. Luther on April 4, 1858. It is named after Calypso, a sea nymph in Greek mythology.

Calypso is also the name of a moon of Saturn.


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