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1046 Edwin

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Discovered by  George Van Biesbroeck
MPC designation  1924 UA
Observation arc  90.09 yr (32907 days)
Discovered  1 December 1924
Discoverer  George Van Biesbroeck
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
Discovery date  1 December 1924
Alternative names  1949 RB, 1949 YL
Aphelion  3.1791 AU (475.59 Gm)
Orbits  Sun
Discovery site  Yerkes Observatory
Spectral type  X-type asteroid
1046 Edwin
Similar  1056 Azalea, 1002 Olbersia, 1001 Gaussia, 107 Camilla, 1036 Ganymed

1046 Edwin is an asteroid that was discovered by Belgian-American astronomer George Van Biesbroeck on December 1, 1924. It was assigned the provisional designation 1924 UA, then named after the discoverer's son, Edwin van Biesbroeck. Photometric observations of this asteroid at the Oakley Observatory in Terre Haute, Indiana during 2006 gave a light curve with a period of 5.30 ± 0.02 hours and a brightness variation of 0.3 ± 0.1 in magnitude.

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