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1010 Marlene

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Discovered by  K. Reinmuth
MPC designation  1010 Marlene
Observation arc  112.42 yr (41061 days)
Orbits  Sun
Named after  Marlene Dietrich
Discovery date  12 November 1923
Minor planet category  main-belt
Discovered  12 November 1923
Discoverer  Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
Alternative names  1923 PF · 1937 NB1 1950 CJ · 1950 EY A903 UD · A908 VA
Discovery site  Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Königstuhl
Similar  1056 Azalea, 1002 Olbersia, 1001 Gaussia, 1111 Reinmuthia, 1102 Pepita

1010 Marlene is an main-belt asteroid about 44 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered by German astronomer Karl Reinmuth at Heidelberg Observatory on November 12, 1923, and assigned a provisional designation was 1923 PF. It was later named after Marlene Dietrich, with the 1010 identifier indicating the order of the minor planet discovery. Photometric measurements of the asteroid made in 2005 at the Palmer Divide Observatory showed a light curve with a period of 31.06 ± 0.02 hours and a brightness variation of 0.32 ± 0.02 in magnitude.

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1010 Marlene Wikipedia


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