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1059 Mussorgskia

Summary
1059 Mussorgskia, provisional designation , is a background asteroid from the central regions of the asteroid belt, approximately in diameter. It was discovered on 19 July 1925, by Soviet astronomer Vladimir Albitsky at the Simeiz Observatory on the Crimean peninsula. The asteroid was named for Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky. The X- or C-type asteroid has a rotation period of 5.636 hours. Orbit and classification Mussorgskia is a non-family asteroid from the main belt's background population. It orbits the Sun in the central asteroid belt at a distance of 2.1–3.1 AU once every 4 years and 3 months (1,567 days; semi-major axis of 2.64 AU). Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.19 and an inclination of 10° with respect to the ecliptic. The asteroid was first observed as at Simeiz in May 1916. The body's observation arc begins as at Heidelberg Ob
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