Ophelia was named after the daughter of Polonius in Shakespeare's play Hamlet. Ophelia is one of the smaller moons in the Solar System and is the second innermost known moon of Uranus. It has a diameter of 16 kilometers and is 53,760 kilometers from the center of Uranus. Cordelia acts as the outer shepherd satellite for Uranus' epsilon ring.
Discovered by Voyager 2
Date of discovery 1986
Mass (kg) ?
Equatorial radius (km) 16
Equatorial radius (Earth = 1) 2.5086e-03
Mean density (gm/cm^3) ?
Mean distance from Uranus (km) 53,760
Rotational period (days) ?
Orbital period (days) 0.376409
Mean orbital velocity (km/sec) 10.39
Orbital eccentricity 0.001
Orbital inclination (degrees) 0.09
Visual geometric albedo 0.07
Magnitude (Vo) 23.8
Uranus Cordelia Bianca
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