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1097 Vicia

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Discovered by  Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth
Alternative names  1928 PC
Observation arc  39575 days (108.35 yr)
Orbits  Sun
Named after  Vetches
Discovery date  11 August 1928
Minor planet category  Main belt
Discovered  11 August 1928
Discoverer  Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
Aphelion  3.41821 AU (511.357 Gm)
Discovery site  Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Königstuhl
Similar  1056 Azalea, 1862 Apollo, Sun, 1419 Danzig, 1111 Reinmuthia

1097 Vicia is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. Initially it received the designation 1928 PC. The numerical designation indicates this was the 1097th asteroid discovered. It was named for the Vicia genus of plants. Measurements of the lightcurve made in 2010 and 2011 give a rotation period of 26.5 ± 0.1 hours.


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