564 Dudu

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564 Dudu
Discovery
Discovered byPaul Götz
Discovery siteHeidelberg
Discovery date9 May 1905
Designations
MPC designation(564) Dudu
1905 QM
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc101.79 yr (37178 d)
Aphelion3.5071 AU (524.65 Gm)
Perihelion1.9857 AU (297.06 Gm)
2.7464 AU (410.86 Gm)
Eccentricity0.27697
4.55 yr (1662.4 d)
106.652°
0° 12m 59.58s / day
Inclination17.990°
70.761°
215.026°
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
24.785±2.45 km
8.882 h (0.3701 d)
0.0484±0.011
10.43

Dudu (minor planet designation: 564 Dudu) is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. It was discovered 9 May 1905 by German astronomer Paul Götz at Heidelberg, and was named for a female character in the novel Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche.[2] 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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "564 Dudu (1905 QM)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer. p. 58. ISBN 3-540-00238-3.
  3. ^ 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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