|Discovered by Max Wolf|
Alternative names 1904 NS
Aphelion 3.4643 AU (518.25 Gm)
Discovered 20 March 1904
Asteroid group Cybele asteroid
|Discovery date 20 March 1904|
Observation arc 112.08 yr (40937 d)
Perihelion 3.3395 AU (499.58 Gm)
Discoverer Max Wolf
|Discovery site Heidelberg-Königstuhl State Observatory|
Similar 509 Iolanda, 540 Rosamunde, 417 Suevia, 908 Buda, 807 Ceraskia
528 Rezia is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. It was discovered by Max Wolf on March 20, 1904. It is named for a character in the 1826 opera Oberon by Carl Maria von Weber. Among the 248 discoveries by Wolf, he also discovered 527 Euryanthe and 529 Preziosa on the same day.
The mostly likely source for the name of the asteroid is the character Rezia in Carl Maria von Weber's opera Oberon, given that around 1904 the astronomer was frequently using the names of female opera characters for the asteroids he discovered.
In 1907, August Kopff's November 1 sighting of the provisionally titled 1907 AQ was instead determined to be 528 Rezia.