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1419 Danzig

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Discovered by  K. Reinmuth
MPC designation  1419 Danzig
Discovered  5 September 1929
Orbits  Sun
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
Discovery date  5 September 1929
Minor planet category  main-belt
Inclination  5.7252°
Discoverer  Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth
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Named after  Gdańsk (German: Danzig)
Alternative names  1929 RF · 1936 RD 1952 HJ4 · 1957 WO1 A917 GA
Discovery site  Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Königstuhl
Similar  1862 Apollo, Sun, 1056 Azalea, 1111 Reinmuthia, 958 Asplinda

1419 Danzig, provisional designation 1929 RF, is an asteroid from the asteroid belt discovered by German astronomer Karl Reinmuth at Heidelberg Observatory on 5 September 1929. The main-belt asteroid orbits the Sun at a distance of 2.0–2.6 AU once every three and a half years. Its rotation period is 8.12 hours.

It was named after the now Polish city and port on the Baltic sea, Gdańsk (German: Danzig). The city was also honored by another minor planet, 764 Gedania.

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1419 Danzig Wikipedia


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