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137 Meliboea
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137 Meliboea

137 Meliboea
Orbital characteristics 1
Orbit type Main belt (Meliboea)
Semimajor axis 3.113 AU
Perihelion distance 2.425 AU
Aphelion distance 3.801 AU
Orbital period 5.49 years
Inclination 13.43°
Eccentricity 0.221
Physical characteristics 1
Diameter 145.4 km
Rotation period 3 15.13 hours
Spectral class C
Abs. magnitude 8.05
Albedo 4 0.050
History 2
Discoverer J. Palisa, 1874

137 Meliboea is a large and very dark Main belt asteroid. It is composed of carbonaceous materials.

It is the largest body in the Meliboea family of asteroids. Only 791 Ani approaches its size.

It was discovered by J. Palisa on April 21, 1874. It was second of his many asteroid discoveries.

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