484 Pittsburghia

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484 Pittsburghia
484Pittsburghia (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 484 Pittsburghia based on its light curve
Discovery
Discovered byMax Wolf
Discovery siteHeidelberg
Discovery date29 April 1902
Designations
MPC designation(484) Pittsburghia
1902 HX
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc113.95 yr (41620 d)
Aphelion2.8208 AU (421.99 Gm)
Perihelion2.5141 AU (376.10 Gm)
2.6674 AU (399.04 Gm)
Eccentricity0.057501
4.36 yr (1591.3 d)
344.592°
0° 13m 34.464s / day
Inclination12.512°
127.276°
191.618°
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
15.805±1.05 km
10.63 h (0.443 d)
0.2012±0.030
9.86

Pittsburghia (minor planet designation: Pittsburghia) is an asteroid that is in orbit around the Sun 150 million miles from Earth. It is named in honor of the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and its scientific and industrial heritage that produced some of the finest astronomy equipment of the time [1].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "484 Pittsburghia (1902 HX)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 6 May 2016.

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