1580 Betulia

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Betulia
1580Betulia (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 1580 Betulia based on its light curve.
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Johnson, E. L.
Discovery site Johannesburg (UO)
Discovery date May 22, 1950
Designations
MPC designation 1580
1950 KA
Minor planet category Amor Amor
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 3.268465159041795
Perihelion 1.12550179562558
Eccentricity .4877058442917759
1189.429246506845
302.9904195628954
Inclination 52.09132036275521
62.32691089426164
159.5310408236107
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 4.57 km [1]
6.13836 hr [2]
22° [2]
136° [2]
0.077 [1]
14.53 [1]

1580 Betulia (provisional designation: 1950 KA) is an Amor asteroid discovered on May 22, 1950 by Ernest Leonard Johnson at the Union Observatory, Johannesburg, South Africa. Betulia's shape has been accurately determined: at its widest point, the asteroid is 6.59 ± .66 km wide; however, its effective diameter is 5.39 ± .54 km.[2]

The name honours Betulia Toro, wife of the astronomer Samuel Herrick. Herrick had studied the asteroid's orbit, and requested the name, along with that of 1685 Toro.[3][4]

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