564 Dudu

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564 Dudu
Discovery
Discovered by Paul Götz
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date May 9, 1905
Designations
1905 QM
Orbital characteristics
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 3.502 AU
Perihelion 2.003 AU
2.753 AU
Eccentricity 0.272
4.567 a
322.646°
Inclination 17.957°
70.884°
214.763°

564 Dudu is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. It was discovered May 9, 1905 by German astronomer Paul Götz at Heidelberg, and was named for a female character in the novel Also Sprach Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche.[1] Based on observations made with the IRAS, 564 Dudu has a diameter of 49.57 ± 4.9 km, a geometric albedo of 0.0484 ± 0.011, and an absolute magnitude (H-value) of 10.43.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer. p. 58. ISBN 3-540-00238-3. 
  2. ^ Tedesco, Edward F.; Noah, Paul V.; Noah, Meg; Price, Stephan D. (February 2002), "The Supplemental IRAS Minor Planet Survey", The Astronomical Journal 123 (2): 1056–1085, Bibcode:2002AJ....123.1056T, doi:10.1086/338320 

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