612 Veronika

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Not to be confused with Asteroid B-612.
612 Veronika
Discovery
Discovered by August Kopff
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date October 8, 1906
Designations
1906 VN
Orbital characteristics
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 3.977 AU
Perihelion 2.342 AU
3.160 AU
Eccentricity 0.259
5.616 a
282.528°
Inclination 20.831°
203.672°
119.687°

612 Veronika is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. It was discovered on October 8, 1906 by August Kopff from Heidelberg. The reason for the name is unknown; asteroid etymologist Lutz D. Schmadel suspects that it may have been inspired by the letter code "VN" in its provisional designation, 1906 VN.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lutz D. Schmadel, Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, p.62.

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