1041 Asta

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1041 Asta
Discovery
Discovered by Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date March 22, 1925
Designations
MPC designation 1925 FA
Alternative names 1938 SJ1, 1949 UQ, 1949 UX, 1951 CQ1, 1956 AT, A906 VA, A917 YB
Orbital characteristics
Epoch November 4, 2013
Aphelion 3.5064 AU (524.55 Gm)
Perihelion 2.6437 AU (395.49 Gm)
Semi-major axis 3.0751 AU (460.03 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.1403
Orbital period 5.39 a
Mean anomaly 308.9483
Inclination 13.8999°
Longitude of ascending node 60.2601
Argument of perihelion 342.7810
Proper orbital elements
Proper mean motion 0.18277 deg / yr
Proper orbital period 1969.68868 yr
(719428.79 d)
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 57.27 km (35.59 mi)
Sidereal rotation period 7.554 hours
Albedo 0.0591
Spectral type C
Absolute magnitude (H) 10.1

1041 Asta is a Main-belt asteroid. It was discovered by Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth on March 22, 1925. Its provisional designation was 1925 FA.

Photometric observations of this asteroid collected during 2008 show a rotation period of 7.99 ± 0.02 hours with a brightness variation of 0.22 ± 0.02 magnitude.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carbo, Landy et al. (July 2009), "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Oakley Southern Sky Observatory and Oakley Observatory: 2008 September and October", Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers 36 (3): 91–94, Bibcode:2009MPBu...36...91C. 

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