1069 Planckia

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1069 Planckia
Discovery
Discovered by Maximilian Franz Joseph Cornelius Wolf
Discovery date January 28, 1927
Designations
Named after
Max Planck
1927 BC
Orbital characteristics
Epoch JD 2445600.5
Perihelion 2.8384085 AU
Eccentricity 0.0952189
Inclination 13.5122554°
142.2561762
34.1183831
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 43 km
8.665 h
Albedo 0.15
9.30

1069 Planckia is a main belt asteroid. It was discovered by Max Wolf on January 28, 1927 and assigned a provisional designation of 1927 BC. It was named after physicist Max Planck.[1]

Photometric measurements made in 2000, when combined with earlier observations, showed a light curve with a period of 8.643 ± 0.05 hours.[2] As of 2013, the estimate for the rotation period is 8.665 hours.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz (1992). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, Volym 1. Berlin: Springer Verlag. ISBN 3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 2014-01-07. 
  2. ^ Warner, B. D.; Malcolm, G.; Stephens, R. D. (December 2001), "The Lightcurve of 1069 Planckia Revisited", The Minor Planet Bulletin 28: 71–72, Bibcode:2001MPBu...28...71W. 
  3. ^ "1069 Planckia (1927 BC)", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-09.