Samiksha Jaiswal

1930 Lucifer

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Discovered by  E. Roemer
MPC designation  1930 Lucifer
Minor planet category  main-belt
Inclination  14.08°
Discoverer  Elizabeth Roemer
Discovery date  29 October 1964
Named after  Lucifer (religion)
Discovered  29 October 1964
Orbits  Sun
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
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Alternative names  1964 UA · 1954 SQ 1954 TC
Discovery site  United States Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station
Similar  Sun, 193 Ambrosia, 157 Dejanira, 167 Urda

1930 Lucifer, provisional designation 1964 UA, is a main-belt asteroid discovered on October 29, 1964, by American astronomer Elizabeth Roemer at the Flagstaff station (NOFS) of the United States Naval Observatory (USNO). The body measures about 27 kilometer in diameter and belongs to the C-group of asteroids (Cgh-type).

Photometric measurements of the asteroid made in 2005 at the Palmer Divide Observatory showed a light curve with a period of 13.056 ± 0.005 hours and a brightness variation of 0.43 ± 0.02 in magnitude.

Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names reads "Named for the proud, rebellious archangel, identified with Satan, who was expelled from heaven".

References

1930 Lucifer Wikipedia


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