178008 Picard

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(178008) Picard
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Bernard Christophe
Discovery site Saint-Sulpice, Oise, France
Discovery date 30 August 2006
Designations
Named after
Claude Picard
Minor planet category belt asteroid
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 30 November 2008 (JD 2454800.5)
3.1245
Eccentricity 0.312
2017.316
80.975
Inclination 14.808
161.486
280.701
Physical characteristics
15.8

The asteroid (178008) Picard was discovered by Bernard Christophe in Saint-Sulpice on 30 August 2006. It received the provisory denomination 2006 QQ137.

It was named after Claude Picard (1942–2008), French engineer at Arts et Métiers and astronomer. Picard is best known for his place in the commission for cosmology at the Société astronomique de France.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bernard Christophe, La petite planète Picard, Comment j'ai découvert l'astéroïde 2006QQ137 qui allait devenir (178008) Picard ?, in L'Astronomie, November 2008.

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