1033 Simona

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1033 Simona is an asteroid that was discovered by George Van Biesbroeck on September 4, 1924 and given the provisional designation 1924 SM. It was named after Simona Risteska, daughter of the discoverer.[1]


Photometric observations at the Oakley Observatory in Terre Haute, Indiana during 2007 were used to build a light curve for this object. The asteroid displayed a rotation period of 10.07 ± 0.06 hours and a brightness variation of 0.15 ± 0.05 in magnitude.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz (1992). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, Volym 1. Berlin: Springer Verlag. ISBN 3-540-00238-3. 
  2. ^ Shipley, Heath et al. (September 2008), Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory: September 2007, Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers 35 (3): 99–101, retrieved 2013-03-23.