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1044 Teutonia

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Discovered  10 May 1924
Discoverer  Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
Orbits  Sun
Asteroid family  Vesta family
Discovery site  Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Königstuhl
Similar  1056 Azalea, 1002 Olbersia, 1111 Reinmuthia, 1001 Gaussia, 265 Anna

1044 Teutonia is an asteroid that was discovered by German astronomer Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth on May 10, 1924, and assigned a provisional designation was 1924 RO. It was named after the Teutonic people. It might be a member of the Vesta family

Images of the object made during 2007 were used to produce a light curve that gave a synodic period of 2.84 ± 0.04 h. However, a study made in 2006 gave a period of 3.153 ± 0.003, which can not yet be ruled out. The brightness of the object varied by 0.20 ± 0.03 in magnitude over the course of each rotation.


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