Asteroid 324 Bamberga
reaches opposition near the Circlet of Pisces on September 13th, when it's just 0.
Enrique III influyo para que se eligiese papa al obispo aleman Suitgero de Bamberga
, que asumio las sagradas funciones con el nombre de Clemente II.
The main-belt asteroid 324 Bamberga has a very ordinary orbital period of 4.
Longtime S&T columnist Fred Schaaf remembers a similar close Bamberga approach that happened two of its 22-year cycles ago.
Although it was discovered much earlier and hence is much lower-numbered than Bamberga
, 7 Iris is similarly bright around its opposition this summer.
About 25 years ago, the asteroid 324 Bamberga
caught the attention of researchers seeking the origin of carbonaceous meteorites because it was found to have an albedo (reflectivity) of only 6 percent.