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1072 Malva

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Discovered by  Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth
Alternative names  1926 TA
Discovered  4 October 1926
Discoverer  Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
Discovery date  4 October 1926
Observation arc  32673 days (89.45 yr)
Orbits  Sun
Named after  Mallow
Aphelion  3.92889 AU (587.754 Gm)
Perihelion  2.3997873 AU (359.00307 Gm)
Discovery site  Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Königstuhl
Similar  1056 Azalea, 1111 Reinmuthia, 1002 Olbersia, 1001 Gaussia, 107 Camilla

1072 Malva is a minor planet orbiting the Sun discovered on October 4, 1926, by Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth. It is named after the Malva or Mallow genus, although it initially received the designation 1926 TA.

Observations performed at the Palmer Divide Observatory in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in during 2007 produced a light curve with a period of 10.080 ± 0.005 hours with a brightness range of 0.17 ± 0.02 in magnitude.


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