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1061 Paeonia

Summary
1061 Paeonia, provisional designation , is a carbonaceous background asteroid from the outer regions of the asteroid belt, approximately in diameter. It was discovered on 10 October 1925, by German astronomer Karl Reinmuth at the Heidelberg-Königstuhl State Observatory in Heidelberg, Germany. The C-type asteroid has a rotation period of 8 hours and is likely very elongated. It was named after the flowering plant Paeonia, commonly known as peony. Orbit and classification Paeonia is a non-family asteroid of the main belt's background population when applying the hierarchical clustering method to its proper orbital elements. Based on osculating Keplerian orbital elements, the asteroid has also been classified as a member of the Themis family (), a very large family of carbonaceous asteroids, named after 24 Themis. It orbits the Sun in the outer asteroid bel
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