572 Rebekka

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572 Rebekka
572Rebekka (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 572 Rebekka based on its light curve.
Discovered by Paul Götz
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date September 19, 1905
1905 RB
Orbital characteristics
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 2.778 AU
Perihelion 2.022 AU
2.400 AU
Eccentricity 0.158
3.718 a
Inclination 10.569°

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.[1]


  1. ^ Warner, Brian D. (September 2007), "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory", Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers, Bibcode:2007MPBu...34...72W. 

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