585 Bilkis

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585 Bilkis
Discovered by A. Kopff
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date February 16, 1906
1906 TA
Orbital characteristics
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 2.746 AU
Perihelion 2.115 AU
2.430 AU
Eccentricity 0.130
3.788 a
Inclination 7.557°

585 Bilkis is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. It was discovered by German astronomer August Kopff in 1906 February and was given the Koran name for the Queen of Sheba. Photometric observations at the Palmer Divide Observatory in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2006–7 were used to build a light curve for this object. The asteroid displayed a rotation period of 8.5742 ± 0.0005 hours and a brightness variation of 0.40 ± 0.02 in magnitude.[1]


  1. ^ Warner, Brian D. (April 2011), "Upon Further Review: VI. An Examination of Previous Lightcurve Analysis from the Palmer Divide Observatory", The Minor Planet Bulletin 38 (2): 96–111, Bibcode:2011MPBu...38...96W 

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