Asteroid 155438 Velásquez, was discovered on February 18, 1998 at Klet Observatory near České Budějovice, South Bohemia, Czech Republic, and the observatory apparently gets the discovery credit. It has a period of 4 years, 53 days.

It was named for the great Spanish painter Diego Velásquez (1599-1660).

Diego Velásquez

Astrologically, asteroid Velásquez seems to indicate basically its namesake portrayed his subjects in his paintings: to depict honestly, realistically, or harshly; realism, "warts and all."

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