174 Phaedra

174 Phaedra

174 Phaedra
Orbital characteristics 1
Orbit type Main belt
Semimajor axis 2.859 AU
Perihelion distance 2.443 AU
Aphelion distance 3.274 AU
Orbital period 4.83 years
Inclination 12.13°
Eccentricity 0.145
Physical characteristics 1
Diameter 69.2 km
Rotation period 5.75 hours
Spectral class 5 S
Abs. magnitude 8.48
Albedo 4 0.149
History 2
Discoverer J. C. Watson, 1877

174 Phaedra is a sizable, rocky main belt asteroid.

It was discovered by J. C. Watson on September 2, 1877 and named after Phaedra, the tragic lovelorn queen in Greek mythology.

Lightcurve data obtained from Phaedra indicates a rather irregular or elongated body.

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