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512 Taurinensis

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Discovered by  Max Wolf
Alternative names  1903 LV
Semi-major axis  2.189 AU
Discovered  23 June 1903
Aphelion  2.75 m
Discoverer  Max Wolf
Discovery date  June 23, 1903
Minor planet category  Mars-crossing
Eccentricity  0.254
Perihelion  1.63 m
Orbits  Sun
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Discovery site  Heidelberg-K√∂nigstuhl State Observatory
Max Wolf discoveries  509 Iolanda, 528 Rezia, 540 Rosamunde

512 Taurinensis is a 23 km diameter Mars-crossing minor planet. It is an S-type asteroid, with a rotation period of 5.59 hours. Other larger Mars crossing minor planets include 132 Aethra (43 km), 323 Brucia (36 km), and 2204 Lyyli (25 km).

In 1982, the asteroid was observed using photometry from the La Silla Observatory to generate a composite light curve. The resulting data showed a rotation period of 0.2326 days (5.58 h) with a brightness variation of 0.2 in magnitude.

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