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1013 Tombecka

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Discovered by  B. Jekhovsky
MPC designation  1013 Tombecka
Minor planet category  main-belt
Absolute magnitude  10.12
Discoverer  Benjamin Jekhowsky
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
Discovery date  17 January 1924
Named after  D. Tombeck
Discovered  17 January 1924
Orbits  Sun
Discovery site  Algiers Observatory
Alternative names  1924 PQ · 1953 TP31962 VK · A905 UGA907 GW
Similar  1056 Azalea, 1002 Olbersia, 1001 Gaussia, Asteroid belt, Sun

1013 Tombecka is a main-belt asteroid about 35 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered by Russian–French astronomer Benjamin Jekhowsky at Algiers Observatory, Algeria, on January 17, 1924, and assigned a provisional designation of 1924 PQ. It was named in honor of secretary of the Faculty of Sciences of Paris, D. Tombeck.


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