Asteroid 1501 Baade

Asteroid 1501 Baade is a main belt asteroid with an estimated diameter of about 20 km. It was discovered on October 20, 1938 by A. Wachmann at Bergedorf. The semi-major axis is 2.54 AU, the eccentricity is 0.241 and the inclination is 7.32 degrees.

Observations were made on seven nights over a period of ten weeks which resulted in a total of 414 images of three minutes duration. A period of 10.501 hours was derived, However, despite the range of dates over which the observations were made, it was not possible to observe the entire lightcurve so this result is uncertain.

Lightcurve results for 1501 Baade. Derived period 10.501 ± 0.001 hours. Amplitude 0.19 ± 0.05 magnitude.