3568 ASCII

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ASCII
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Marguerite Laugier
Discovery site Nice, France
Discovery date October 17, 1936
Designations
MPC designation 3568
Named after
ASCII
1936 UB, 1975 WZ1
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch February 8, 2011
Aphelion 3.9025900 AU
Perihelion 2.3826322 AU
3.1426111 AU
Eccentricity 0.2418304
2034.8592875 days
164.95366°
Inclination 19.43254°
58.39713°
280.16168°
Physical characteristics
12.1

3568 ASCII is a small main belt asteroid discovered by Marguerite Laugier on October 17, 1936.

It was named (long after its discovery) in honor of the ASCII character encoding system that was used by most computers. The name was proposed by Syuichi Nakano, who re-discovered this asteroid during his stay at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory; a stay which was partially funded by articles he wrote for the principal Japanese microcomputer magazine, ASCII.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "3568 ASCII". JPL Small-Body Database. 2003-08-29. Retrieved 18 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Lutz Schmadel, Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, Springer

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