3318 Blixen

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3318 Blixen is a main belt asteroid discovered by Poul Jensen and Karl Augustesen in 1985. It measures 23.5 km in diameter, and is named after Karen Blixen, the Danish novelist.

Photometric observations of this asteroid collected during 2006 show a rotation period of 6.456 ± 0.003 hours with a brightness variation of 0.20 ± 0.02 magnitude.[1]


  1. ^ Warner, Brian D. (December 2006), "Asteroid lightcurve analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory - March - June 2006", Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers 33 (4): 85–88, Bibcode:2006MPBu...33...85W.