528 Rezia

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528 Rezia
528Rezia (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 528 Rezia based on its light curve
Discovery
Discovered byMax Wolf
Discovery siteHeidelberg
Discovery date20 March 1904
Designations
MPC designation(528) Rezia
1904 NS
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc112.08 yr (40937 d)
Aphelion3.4643 AU (518.25 Gm)
Perihelion3.3395 AU (499.58 Gm)
3.4019 AU (508.92 Gm)
Eccentricity0.018346
6.27 yr (2291.8 d)
136.691°
0° 9m 25.488s / day
Inclination12.678°
49.641°
338.786°
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
41.71±1.5 km
7.337 h (0.3057 d)
0.0561±0.004
9.14

Rezia (minor planet designation: 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.[2][3][4] Among the 248 discoveries by Wolf, he also discovered 527 Euryanthe and 529 Preziosa on the same day.[2]

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.[5]

In 1987, it was reported that Rezia has a flat spectrum and IRAS albedo value pv=0.54 ± 0.0004, which is very dark and consistent with a C-type asteroid.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "528 Rezia (1904 NS)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b Lutz D. Schmadel (2012). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. 6 (6th ed.). Springer Science & Business Media. p. 55. ISBN 978-3-642-29718-2.
  3. ^ "Science Gossip". The Athenæum. No. 4177. 16 November 1907. p. 625.
  4. ^ Photographic Observations of Asteroids, Astronomische Nachrichten, volume 190, Issue 3, p.55 (1911)
  5. ^ Minor Planet Notes, The Observatory (December 1907), p. 466-67
  6. ^ Vilas, Faith and McFadden, Lucy Ann. New CCD Reflectance Spectra of Outer Belt Asteroids, Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 19, p.825 (1987)

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