484 Pittsburghia

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This article is about the asteroid, for the major city see Pittsburgh, for other locations see Pittsburgh (disambiguation).
484 Pittsburghia
484Pittsburghia (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 484 Pittsburghia based on its light curve.
Discovery
Discovered by Max Wolf
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date April 29, 1902
Designations
1902 HX
Orbital characteristics
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 2.823 AU
Perihelion 2.511 AU
2.667 AU
Eccentricity 0.058
4.355 a
162.385°
Inclination 12.497°
127.407°
189.073°

Pittsburghia is an asteroid that is in orbit around the Sun 150 million miles from Earth. It is named in honor of the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and its scientific and industrial heritage that produced some of the finest astronomy equipment of the day [1].