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1082 Pirola

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Discovered by  Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth
Alternative names  1927 UC
Discovered  28 October 1927
Discoverer  Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth
Asteroid family  Themis family
Discovery date  28 October 1927
Observation arc  32227 days (88.23 yr)
Orbits  Sun
Named after  Pyrola
Aphelion  3.68750 AU (551.642 Gm)
Perihelion  2.5568175 AU (382.49445 Gm)
Discovery site  Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Königstuhl
Similar  1056 Azalea, 1111 Reinmuthia, 1207 Ostenia, 1002 Olbersia, Asteroid belt

1082 Pirola is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. Initially it received the designation 1927 UC. The numerical designation indicates this was the 1082nd asteroid discovered. Measurements of the lightcurve made in 2010 and 2011 give a rotation period of 15.85 ± 0.01 hours. It has a diameter of 43 km and a Tholen classification of C, which means it is carbonaceous.

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1082 Pirola Wikipedia


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