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1073 Gellivara

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Discovered by  Johann Palisa
Alternative names  1923 OW
Discovered  14 September 1923
Discoverer  Johann Palisa
Discovery site  Vienna Observatory
Discovery date  14 September 1923
Observation arc  33778 days (92.48 yr)
Orbits  Sun
Named after  Gällivare
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
Aphelion  3.79302 AU (567.428 Gm)
Perihelion  2.5639748 AU (383.56517 Gm)
Similar  242 Kriemhild, 220 Stephania, 276 Adelheid, 265 Anna, 142 Polana

1073 Gellivara is an asteroid. It was discovered by Johann Palisa on September 14, 1923. Its provisional designation was 1923 OW. It was named after the small town of Gällivare in Sweden, where astronomers witnessed the total eclipse of the sun in 1927. It is a member of the Themis family

This was the latest and one of the highest numbered minor planets discovered by noted asteroid discovered Johann Palisa, and was discovered in September 1923 from Vienna. (See also 14309 Defoy)


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