Asteroid 1027 Aesculapia

1027 Aesculapia is a main belt asteroid with an estimated diameter of about 20 km. It was discovered on November 11, 1923 by G. Van Biesbroeck at Williams Bay. The semi-major axis is 2.71 AU, the eccentricity is 0.111 and the inclination is a low 2.54 degrees.

This asteroid was observed on two nights during late 2003. Attempts to produce a double peaked light curve have so far been inconclusive. More observations of this asteroid are needed. The period shown below for Aesculapia is 6.830 with an amplitude of 0.15 magnitude.

2003 lightcurve results for 1027 Aesculapia. Derived period 6.830 ± 0.1 hours. Amplitude of 0.3 ± 0.03 magnitude.