11421 Cardano

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11421 Cardano
Name Cardano
Designation 1992 LC
Discoverers Carolyn S. Shoemaker
Discovery date June 4, 1992
Discovery site Palomar Observatory
Orbital elements
Epoch October 27, 2007 (JDCT 2454400.5)
Eccentricity (e) 0.701838030
Semimajor axis (a) 2.5258928 AU
Perihelion (q) 0.753125 AU
Aphelion (Q) 4.2986605 AU
Orbital period (P) 4.01 a
Inclination (i) 17.8266°
Longitude of the ascending node (Ω) 59.52198°
Argument of Perihelion (ω) 92.0272°
Mean anomaly (M) 6.879646°

11421 Cardano is an asteroid of the solar system. Discovered on June 4, 1992, it has an orbit characterized by a semi-major axis of 2.5258928 AU, an eccentricity of 0.701838030, and inclination of 17.8266°.[1]

This asteroid is named for Gerolamo Cardano, the first to give a systematic calculation of probabilities in connection with games of chance.[1]


  1. ^ a b "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". NASA. Retrieved 2008-03-03.