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553 Kundry

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Discovered by  M. F. Wolf
Observation arc  111.31 yr (40655 d)
Perihelion  1.9843 AU (296.85 Gm)
Orbits  Sun
Asteroid family  Flora family
Discovery date  27 December 1904
Aphelion  2.4766 AU (370.49 Gm)
Discovered  27 December 1904
Discoverer  Max Wolf
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
553 Kundry
Alternative names  1904 PP; 1932 CL; 1957 UB
Discovery site  Heidelberg-Königstuhl State Observatory
Max Wolf discoveries  540 Rosamunde, 528 Rezia, 509 Iolanda

553 Kundry is an S-type asteroid[1] belonging to the Flora family in the Main Belt. Its rotation period is 12.605 hours[2].

Like a number of asteroids discovered by Max Wolf around this time, it is named after a female character in opera, in this case Richard Wagner's Parsifal.

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553 Kundry Wikipedia


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