1780 Kippes

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Discovery and designation
Discovered by A. Kopff
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date September 12, 1906
MPC designation 1780
Named after Otto Kippes
Alternative names A906 RA
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 3.1667537
Perihelion 2.8685201
Eccentricity 0.0494151
Orbital period 1914.6918615
Mean anomaly 234.27391
Inclination 8.97752
Longitude of ascending node 291.41188
Argument of perihelion 334.28008
Physical characteristics
Geometric albedo 0.1212
Absolute magnitude (H) 10.68

1780 Kippes (A906 RA) is a main-belt asteroid which was discovered on September 12, 1906, by A. Kopff at Heidelberg. It was named after German amateur astronomer Otto Kippes, acknowledged for his work in asteroid orbit calculations.[1]


  1. ^ Lehmann, Gerhard; Jens Kandler,; André Knöfel (27 October 2004). "Amateurastronomen am Sternenhimmel". Archived from the original on 23 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-22. 

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