648 Pippa

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648 Pippa
Discovery
Discovered byAugust Kopff
Discovery siteHeidelberg
Discovery date11 September 1907
Designations
MPC designation(648) Pippa
1907 AE
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc108.44 yr (39606 d)
Aphelion3.8302 AU (572.99 Gm)
Perihelion2.5847 AU (386.67 Gm)
3.2075 AU (479.84 Gm)
Eccentricity0.19416
5.74 yr (2098.2 d)
327.76°
0° 10m 17.688s / day
Inclination9.8005°
291.226°
178.170°
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
34.135±0.8 km
9.263 h (0.3860 d)
0.0509±0.002
9.68

648 Pippa is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. Photometric measurements made from the Oakley Southern Sky Observatory during 2012 gave a light curve with a period of 9.263 ± 0.001 hours and a variation in brightness of 0.31 ± 0.03 in magnitude. This is inconsistent with a period estimate of 5.2 ± 0.3 made in 2004.[2] It was named after Pippa, the title character in Gerhardt Hauptmann's novel Und Pippa tanzt.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "648 Pippa (1907 AE)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  2. ^ Moravec, Patricia; Cochren, Joseph; Gerhardt, Michael; et al. (October 2012), "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Oakley Southern Sky Observatory: 2012 January-April", The Minor Planet Bulletin, 39 (4): 213–216, Bibcode:2012MPBu...39..213M.

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