The orbits of 1001 Gaussia (blue), planets (red) and the Sun (black). Jupiter is the outermost planet visible.
|Discovered by||Sergei Ivanovich Belyavsky|
|Discovery date||August 8, 1923|
|Named after||Carl Friedrich Gauss|
|Epoch March 6, 2006 (JD 2453800.5)|
|Semi-major axis||3.204 AU|
|Orbital period||5.734 years|
|Average orbital speed||16.565 km/s|
|Longitude of ascending node||259.568|
|Argument of perihelion||139.950|
1001 Gaussia is a main-belt asteroid orbiting the Sun. Initially it received the designation 1923 OA. Later it was named after the mathematician Carl F. Gauss. It has a mean visual magnitude of 9.77. Observation of the change in magnitude of this minor planet suggests it has a rotation period of 9.127 ± 0.002 h. Over this period it undergoes variation in magnitude of 0.16.
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