4492 Debussy

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4492 Debussy is a main belt asteroid. It was discovered on 17 September 1988 by Eric Elst. It is named after the French composer Claude Debussy. [1] It is believed to measure approximately 10 km in diameter.

On 21 March 2004 it was announced that lightcurve observations indicate the presence of a moon orbiting Debussy at a distance of between 5.2 and 13.5 km. Its provisional name is S/2004 (4492) 1.


  1. ^ Schmade, Lutz. Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Heidelberg: Springer, 2012, p.364.

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