Eunomia family

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A small family of asteroids in the central region of the main asteroid belt, at a mean distance of 2.6–2.7 AU and with a mean orbital inclination of about 12°. The largest member is the S-class (15) Eunomia, diameter 255 km, while the two next-largest members, (85) Io and (141) Lumen, are of C class. Eunomia was discovered in 1851 by the Italian astronomer Annibale de Gasparis (1819–92). Its orbit has a semimajor axis of 2.642 AU, period 4.30 years, perihelion 2.14 AU, aphelion 3.14 AU, and inclination 11°.7.

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