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1580 Betulia

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Discovered by  Johnson, E. L.
MPC designation  1580
Minor planet category  Amor
Discovered  22 May 1950
Spectral type  C-type asteroid
Discovery site  Union Observatory
Discovery date  22 May 1950
Alternative names  1950 KA
Observation arc  65.14 yr (23791 days)
Orbits  Sun
Discoverer  Ernest Leonard Johnson
Asteroid group  Amor asteroid
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Similar  1627 Ivar, 1685 Toro, 1980 Tezcatlipoca, 3908 Nyx, 2100 Ra‑Shalom

1580 Betulia (provisional designation: 1950 KA) is an Amor asteroid discovered on May 22, 1950, by Ernest Leonard Johnson at the Union Observatory, Johannesburg, South Africa. Betulia's shape has been accurately determined: at its widest point, the asteroid is 6.59 ± .66 km wide; however, its effective diameter is 5.39 ± .54 km.

The name honours Betulia Toro, wife of the astronomer Samuel Herrick. Herrick had studied the asteroid's orbit, and requested the name, along with that of 1685 Toro.

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