530 Turandot

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530 Turandot
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date April 11, 1904
1904 NV
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 3.887 AU
Perihelion 2.480 AU
3.183 AU
Eccentricity 0.221
5.680 a
Inclination 8.561°
Physical characteristics
10.77[2] h
Spectral type

530 Turandot is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered by German astronomer Max Wolf on April 11, 1904 and named for the title character in Puccini's opera.

Photometric observations of this asteroid in 1986 gave a light curve with a period of 10.77 ± 0.03 hours and a brightness variation of 0.13 ± 0.02 in magnitude. The curve is asymmetrical with dual maxima and minima. This object has a spectrum that matches an F-type classification.[2]


  1. ^ Yeomans, Donald K., "530 Turandot", JPL Small-Body Database Browser (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  2. ^ a b c di Martino, M. et al. (July 1995), "Intermediate size asteroids: Photoelectric photometry of 8 objects.", Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement 112: 1–7, Bibcode:1995A&AS..112....1D.