572 Rebekka

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572 Rebekka
572Rebekka (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 572 Rebekka based on its light curve
Discovery
Discovered byPaul Götz
Discovery siteHeidelberg
Discovery date19 September 1905
Designations
MPC designation(572) Rebekka
1905 RB
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc109.81 yr (40108 d)
Aphelion2.7789 AU (415.72 Gm)
Perihelion2.0213 AU (302.38 Gm)
2.4001 AU (359.05 Gm)
Eccentricity0.15782
3.72 yr (1358.1 d)
272.796°
0° 15m 54.252s / day
Inclination10.580°
194.566°
192.111°
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
14.815±0.45 km
5.6497 h (0.23540 d)
0.0847±0.005
10.94

Rebekka (minor planet designation: 572 Rebekka) is a minor planet orbiting the Sun, which was discovered on September 19, 1905, by a German astronomer Paul Götz in Heidelberg. It was named after a young lady from Heidelberg.

Observations performed at the Palmer Divide Observatory in Colorado Springs, Colorado during 2007 produced a light curve with a period of 5.656 ± 0.002 hours with a brightness range of 0.40 ± 0.02 in magnitude. This agrees with the 5.65 hour period measured in 1998.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "572 Rebekka (1905 RB)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  2. ^ Warner, Brian D. (September 2007), "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory", The Minor Planet Bulletin, Bibcode:2007MPBu...34...72W.

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