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1040 Klumpkea

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Discovered by  Benjamin Jekhowsky
MPC designation  1040 Klumpkea
Minor planet category  Main-belt asteroid
Discovered  20 January 1925
Orbits  Sun
Discovery site  Algiers Observatory
Discovery date  20 January 1925
Alternative names  1925 BD
Observation arc  91.22 yr (33318 days)
Absolute magnitude  10.3
Discoverer  Benjamin Jekhowsky
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
Similar  1002 Olbersia, 1056 Azalea, 1001 Gaussia, 1036 Ganymed, Sun

1040 Klumpkea is an asteroid. It was discovered by Russian-French astronomer Benjamin Jekhowsky on January 20, 1925. Its provisional designation was 1925 BD. It was named after Dorothea Klumpke Roberts. It is the parent body of the small Klumpkea family of asteroids.

References

1040 Klumpkea Wikipedia


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