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1051 Merope

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Discovered by  Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth
MPC designation  1051 Merope
Discovered  16 September 1925
Orbits  Sun
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
Discovery date  16 September 1925
Observation arc  90.59 yr (33089 days)
Inclination  23.508539°
Discoverer  Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth
Alternative names  1925 SA, 1926 XA, 1931 TM3, 1936 OG, A908 TE
Aphelion  3.53126 AU (528.269 Gm)
Discovery site  Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Königstuhl
Similar  1056 Azalea, 1111 Reinmuthia, 1002 Olbersia, 1001 Gaussia, Asteroid belt

1051 Merope is an asteroid. It was discovered by Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth on September 16, 1925. Its provisional designation was 1925 SA. It was named after Merope, Greek muse and goddess and is also one of the bright stars in the Pleiades.

References

1051 Merope Wikipedia