1037 Davidweilla

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1037 Davidweilla
Discovery [1]
Discovered by B. Jekhovsky
Discovery site Algiers Obs.
Discovery date 29 October 1924
MPC designation (1037) Davidweilla
Named after
David Weill [2]
1924 TF · 1951 TS
1958 XG · 1975 XC5
main-belt · (inner)
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 4 September 2017 (JD 2458000.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 92.50 yr (33,787 days)
Aphelion 2.6862 AU
Perihelion 1.8245 AU
2.2554 AU
Eccentricity 0.1910
3.39 yr (1,237 days)
0° 17m 27.6s / day
Inclination 5.9015°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 6.884±0.174 km[3]

1037 Davidweilla, provisional designation 1924 TF, is an asteroid from the inner regions of the asteroid belt, approximately 7 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered on 29 October 1924, by Benjamin Jekhowsky at Algiers Observatory in Algeria, Northern Africa.[4]

Classification and orbit[edit]

Davidweilla orbits the Sun in the inner main-belt at a distance of 1.8–2.7 AU once every 3 years and 5 months (1,237 days). Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.19 and an inclination of 6° with respect to the ecliptic.[1] The body's observation arc begins with its official discovery observation at Algiers.[4]

Physical characteristics[edit]

Diameter and albedo[edit]

According to the survey carried out by the NEOWISE mission of NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, Davidweilla measures 6.884 kilometers in diameter and its surface has an albedo of 0.130.[3]


As of 2017, no rotational lightcurve of Davidweilla has been obtained. The body's rotation period and shape remain unknown.[1][5]


This minor planet was named after David Weill, at the Sorbonne University in Paris. He was a member of the Academy of sciences. The official naming citation was published by Paul Herget in The Names of the Minor Planets (H 99).[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 1037 Davidweilla (1924 TF)" (2017-05-01 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 30 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1037) Davidweilla. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 89. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 30 June 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c Masiero, Joseph R.; Mainzer, A. K.; Grav, T.; Bauer, J. M.; Cutri, R. M.; Dailey, J.; et al. (November 2011). "Main Belt Asteroids with WISE/NEOWISE. I. Preliminary Albedos and Diameters". The Astrophysical Journal. 741 (2): 20. arXiv:1109.4096Freely accessible. Bibcode:2011ApJ...741...68M. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/741/2/68. Retrieved 30 June 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "1037 Davidweilla (1924 TF)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 30 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "LCDB Data for (1037) Davidweilla". Asteroid Lightcurve Database (LCDB). Retrieved 30 June 2017. 

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