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9903 Leonhardt

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Discovered by  Paul Comba
MPC designation  9903 Leonhardt
Observation arc  14379 days (39.37 yr)
Absolute magnitude  14.5
Discoverer  Paul G. Comba
Discovery site  Prescott Observatory
Discovery date  4 July 1997
Alternative names  1997 NA1, 1976 UG6
Discovered  4 July 1997
Orbits  Sun
Named after  Gustav Leonhardt
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
9903 Leonhardt
Aphelion  3.8234207 AU (571.97560 Gm)

9903 Leonhardt is a main belt asteroid. It has an eccentricity of 0.245 and an orbital period of 5.40 years. Leonhardt has an average orbital speed of approximately 16.987 km/s and an inclination of 1.68°.

It was discovered on July 4, 1997 by Paul Comba at the Prescott Observatory. Originally given the provisional designation "1997 NA1", it was renamed "Leonhardt" after Gustav Leonhardt, the eminent Dutch harpsichordist, conductor and pedagogue. Also the asteroid (12637) Gustavleonhardt was named after Gustav Leonhardt.

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9903 Leonhardt Wikipedia


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