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395 Delia
Orbital diagram
Discovered byAuguste Charlois
Discovery date30 November 1894
(395) Delia
Named after
Artemis Delia
1894 BK
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch January 21, 2022 (JD 2459600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc89.57 yr (32,714 d)
Aphelion3.021 AU (451.9 Gm)
Perihelion2.550 AU (381.5 Gm)
2.785 AU (416.6 Gm)
4.64 yr (1,696.3 d)
0° 12m 43.2s / day
Physical characteristics
Dimensions44.2±0.5 km
19.681 h (0.82 d)[3]
C (Tholen)

Delia (minor planet designation: 395 Delia) is a large Main belt asteroid. It was discovered by the French astronomer Auguste Charlois on 30 November 1894 in Nice. "Delia" is an epithet for the ancient Greco-Roman Moon goddess Artemis, for her birthplace at Delos.[4] This asteroid is orbiting the Sun at a distance of 2.79 AU with an orbital eccentricity (ovalness) of 0.085 and a period of 4.64 yr. The orbital plane is tilted at an angle of 3.35° to the plane of the ecliptic.[2]

This is a dark, carbonaceous body with a low albedo of 0.03 and is classified as a C-type asteroid in the Tholen taxonomy. It has an estimated cross-section of 44.2[2] km/s and is spinning with a rotation period of 19.7 hours.[3]


  1. ^ "Delian". Oxford English Dictionary (Online ed.). Oxford University Press. (Subscription or participating institution membership required.)
  2. ^ a b c "395 Delia (1894 BK)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  3. ^ a b Pilcher, Frederick (January 2020). "Lightcurves and Rotation Periods of 33 Polyhymnia, 206 Hersilia, 395 Delia, 400 Ducrosa, 900 Rosalinde, and 1066 Lobelia". Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers. 47 (1): 34–36. Bibcode:2020MPBu...47...34P.
  4. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2013). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 72. ISBN 9783662066157.

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