90 Antiope is an asteroid found on October 1, 1866 by Robert Luther. The 90th asteroid to be found, it is named after Antiope from Greek mythology, though it is disputed as to whether the namesake is Antiope the Amazon or Antiope the mother of Amphion and Zethus.
Antiope orbits in the farther third of the core region of the main belt, and is a member of the Themis family of asteroids. Like most bodies in this region, it is of the dark C spectral type, indicating that it is made of carbonaceous chondrite.
Double asteroid[change | change source]
Other websites[change | change source]
- Discovery of Companions to Asteroids 762 Pulcova and 90 Antiope SWrI Press Release.
- Data on (90) Antiope from Johnston's archive (maintained by W. R. Johnston)
- online data on the Antiope system maintained by F. Marchis; includes images and simulated occultation movies.
- ESO Press-Release published on May 29, 2007 The Impossible Siblings
- UC-Berkeley Press-Release published on May 29, 2007 Binary asteroid revealed as twin rubble piles
- Antiope, a true binary asteroid, The Planetary Society weblog, E. Lakdawalla, 11 Apr, 2007.
References[change | change source]
- IAUC 7503
- 90 Antiope A & B, online data sheet, F. Marchis
- "T. Michałowski et al. (2004). "Eclipsing binary asteroid 90 Antiope". Astronomy & Astrophysics 423: 1159.
- Descamps et al., 2007, Icarus article published in April 2007
- Supplemental IRAS Minor Planet Survey
- PDS spectral class data