528 Rezia

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528 Rezia
528Rezia (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 528 Rezia based on its light curve.
Discovery
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date 20 March 1904
Designations
1904 NS
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 112.08 yr (40937 d)
Aphelion 3.4643 AU (518.25 Gm)
Perihelion 3.3395 AU (499.58 Gm)
3.4019 AU (508.92 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.018346
6.27 yr (2291.8 d)
136.691°
0° 9m 25.488s / day
Inclination 12.678°
49.641°
338.786°
Earth MOID 2.34758 AU (351.193 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 1.63732 AU (244.940 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.107
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
41.71±1.5 km
7.337 h (0.3057 d)
0.0561±0.004
9.14

528 Rezia is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. It was discovered by Max Wolf on March 20, 1904. It is named for a character in the 1826 opera Oberon by Carl Maria von Weber.[2][3][4] Among the 248 discoveries by Wolf, he also discovered 527 Euryanthe and 529 Preziosa on the same day.[2]

The mostly likely source for the name of the asteroid is the character Rezia in Carl Maria von Weber's opera Oberon, given that around 1904 the astronomer was frequently using the names of female opera characters for the asteroids he discovered.

In 1907, August Kopff's November 1 sighting of the provisionally titled 1907 AQ was instead determined to be 528 Rezia.[5]

In 1987, it was reported that Rezia has a flat spectrum and IRAS albedo value pv=0.54 ± 0.0004, which is very dark and consistent with a C-type asteroid.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "528 Rezia (1904 NS)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, Vol. 6, p. 55 (6th ed. 2012)
  3. ^ (16 November 1907). Science Gossip, The Athanaeum, No. 4177, p. 625
  4. ^ Photographic Observations of Asteroids, Astronomische Nachrichten, volume 190, Issue 3, p.55 (1911)
  5. ^ Minor Planet Notes, The Observatory (December 1907), p. 466-67
  6. ^ Vilas, Faith and McFadden, Lucy Ann. New CCD Reflectance Spectra of Outer Belt Asteroids, Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 19, p.825 (1987)

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