4628 Laplace

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Laplace
Discovery and designation
Discovered by E. W. Elst
Discovery site Rozhen Observatory in Bulgaria
Discovery date September 7, 1986
Designations
MPC designation 4628
Named after
Pierre-Simon Laplace
1986 RU4
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.956 AU
Perihelion 2.331 AU
Eccentricity 0.1181
1,569.970 d
236.506°
Inclination 11.793°
275.704°
249.034°
Physical characteristics
11.0

4628 Laplace (1986 RU4) is a main belt asteroid that was discovered on September 7, 1986 by E. W. Elst at the Rozhen Observatory in Bulgaria.

Photometric observations of this asteroid reported in 1996 show a rotation period of 9.011 ± 0.005 hours.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Angeli, C. A.; Barucci, M. A. (March 1996), "CCD observations: rotational properties of 13 small asteroids", Planetary and Space Science 44: 181–186, Bibcode:1996P&SS...44..181A, doi:10.1016/0032-0633(95)00124-7. 

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