15497 Lucca

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Lucca
Discovery and designation
Discovered by S. Donati
Discovery site Agliale Mount Observatory
Discovery date February 23, 1999
Designations
MPC designation 15497
1999 DE7
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 3.4934533
Perihelion 2.7803891
Eccentricity 0.1136567
2029.3353960
163.86836
Inclination 2.69183
80.46329
142.60643
Physical characteristics
13.9

15497 Lucca (1999 DE7) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on February 23, 1999 by S. Donati at Agliale Mount Observatory.

The ancient city of Lucca, on the banks of the river Serchio, is the capital of Tuscany. It is in the center of a very fertile valley and is surrounded by hills. On one of these hills there can be found the Agliale Mount Observatory, from which this minor planet was discovered.

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