1034 Mozartia

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1034 Mozartia
Discovery [1]
Discovered byV. Albitzkij
Discovery siteSimeiz Obs.
Discovery date7 September 1924
MPC designation(1034) Mozartia
Named after
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(Austrian composer)[2]
1924 SS · 1971 DD2
1999 DK7
main-belt · (inner)
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 4 September 2017 (JD 2458000.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc92.74 yr (33,873 days)
Aphelion2.8959 AU
Perihelion1.6899 AU
2.2929 AU
3.47 yr (1,268 days)
0° 17m 2.04s / day
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter
7.919±0.047 km[3]
SMASS = S[1]

1034 Mozartia, provisional designation 1924 SS, is a stony asteroid from the inner regions of the asteroid belt, approximately 8 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered on 7 September 1924, by Soviet Vladimir Albitsky at Simeiz Observatory on the Crimean peninsula, and named after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.[2][4]

Orbit and classification[edit]

Mozartia orbits the Sun in the inner main-belt at a distance of 1.7–2.9 AU once every 3 years and 6 months (1,268 days). Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.26 and an inclination of 4° with respect to the ecliptic.[1] The body's observation arc begins with its official discovery observation in 1924.[4]

Physical characteristics[edit]

In the SMASS classification, Mozartia is a common S-type asteroid.[1]

Diameter and albedo[edit]

According to the survey carried out by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer with its subsequent NEOWISE mission, Mozartia measures 7.919 kilometers in diameter and its surface has an albedo of 0.250.[3]


As of 2017, no rotational lightcurve of Mozartia has been obtained. The body's rotation period and shape remain unknown.[1][5]


This minor planet was named after the influential Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791).[2] The official naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center in November 1952 (M.P.C. 837).[6]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 1034 Mozartia (1924 SS)" (2017-06-05 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(1034) Mozartia". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1034) Mozartia. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 89. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_1035. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.
  3. ^ a b c Masiero, Joseph R.; Grav, T.; Mainzer, A. K.; Nugent, C. R.; Bauer, J. M.; Stevenson, R.; et al. (August 2014). "Main-belt Asteroids with WISE/NEOWISE: Near-infrared Albedos". The Astrophysical Journal. 791 (2): 11. arXiv:1406.6645. Bibcode:2014ApJ...791..121M. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/791/2/121. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  4. ^ a b "1034 Mozartia (1924 SS)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  5. ^ "LCDB Data for (1034) Mozartia". Asteroid Lightcurve Database (LCDB). Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  6. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. "Appendix – Publication Dates of the MPCs". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – Addendum to Fifth Edition (2006–2008). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 221. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-01965-4. ISBN 978-3-642-01964-7.

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