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1815 Beethoven

1815 Beethoven
Discovery [1]
Discovered by K. Reinmuth
Discovery site Heidelberg Obs.
Discovery date 27 January 1932
MPC designation 1815 Beethoven
Named after
Ludwig van Beethoven[2]
1932 CE1 · 1938 EP
1952 SO · 1954 BD
1958 TJ · 1969 UY1
1971 BN1
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 27 June 2015 (JD 2457200.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 83.03 yr (30,326 days)
Aphelion 3.7460 AU
Perihelion 2.5646 AU
3.1553 AU
Eccentricity 0.1872
5.61 yr (2047.2 days)
Inclination 2.7382°
Earth MOID 1.5819 AU
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 30.36 km
54 h
BV = 0.617 mag
UB = 0.330 mag
Tholen = F
11.36 mag

1815 Beethoven, provisional designation 1932 CE1, is a main-belt asteroid discovered on January 27, 1932, by Karl Reinmuth at Heidelberg Observatory. It measures about 30 kilometers in diameter and belongs to the relatively rare group of F-type asteroids.

The light curve of this minor planet has a period of 54 ± 1 hours.[3]

It is named after German composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827).[2][4]


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