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1005 Arago

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Discovered by  S. Belyavskij
MPC designation  1005 Arago
Minor planet category  main-belt
Discovered  5 September 1923
Discoverer  Sergey Belyavsky
Discovery site  Simeiz Observatory
Discovery date  5 September 1923
Alternative names  1923 OT
Observation arc  92.30 yr (33712 days)
Orbits  Sun
Named after  François Arago
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
Similar  1002 Olbersia, 1056 Azalea, 1001 Gaussia, 1102 Pepita, 276 Adelheid

1005 Arago is a main-belt asteroid about 58 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered by astronomer Sergei Ivanovich Belyavsky at the Crimean Simeiz Observatory on September 5, 1923. Its provisional designation was 1923 OT. It is named after mathematician François Arago (1786–1853) director of the Paris Observatory.

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1005 Arago Wikipedia


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