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1069 Planckia

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Discovery date  28 January 1927
Observation arc  89.22 yr (32588 days)
Orbits  Sun
Named after  Max Planck
Alternative names  1927 BC
Discovered  28 January 1927
Discoverer  Max Wolf
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
Discovered by  Maximilian Franz Joseph Cornelius Wolf
Aphelion  3.47724 AU (520.188 Gm)
Perihelion  2.7821069 AU (416.19727 Gm)
Discovery site  Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Königstuhl
Similar  528 Rezia, 417 Suevia, 1056 Azalea, 509 Iolanda, 540 Rosamunde

1069 Planckia is a main belt asteroid. It was discovered by Max Wolf on January 28, 1927, and assigned a provisional designation of 1927 BC. It was named after physicist Max Planck.

Photometric measurements made in 2000, when combined with earlier observations, showed a light curve with a period of 8.643 ± 0.05 hours. As of 2013, the estimate for the rotation period is 8.665 hours.

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1069 Planckia Wikipedia


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