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1020 Arcadia

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Discovered by  Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth
MPC designation  1020 Arcadia
Minor planet category  Main-belt asteroid
Discovered  7 March 1924
Orbits  Sun
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
Discovery date  7 March 1924
Alternative names  1924 QV
Observation arc  92.05 yr (33622 days)
Absolute magnitude  12.1
Discoverer  Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth
Discovery site  Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Königstuhl
Similar  1056 Azalea, 1002 Olbersia, 1111 Reinmuthia, 1001 Gaussia, Asteroid belt

1020 Arcadia is an asteroid that was discovered by German astronomer Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth on March 7, 1924. Its provisional designation was 1924 QV. This object was named after Arcadia, a mythological Greek location and modern Greek province. Measurements of the lightcurve made in 2010 and 2011 give a rotation period of 17.02 ± 0.02 hours. It has a diameter of 25.9 km and a Tholen classification of S.

This object is a member of the Agnia family of asteroids that share similar orbital elements and physical properties. This family was named after the asteroid 847 Agnia. They most likely formed from the breakup of a basalt object, which in turn was spawned from a larger parent body that underwent igneous differentiation.

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1020 Arcadia Wikipedia


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