614 Pia

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614 Pia
614Pia (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 614 Pia based on its light curve.
Discovery
Discovered by August Kopff
Discovery site Heidelberg
Discovery date October 11, 1906
Designations
1906 VQ
Orbital characteristics
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 2.987 AU
Perihelion 2.403 AU
2.695 AU
Eccentricity 0.108
4.424 a
96.009°
Inclination 7.029°
217.414°
208.412°

614 Pia is a minor planet orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter in the asteroid belt. August Kopff discovered 614 Pia on October 11, 1906 at Heidelberg, Germany.[1][2]

The Name[edit]

Its name may have been inspired by the Piu Observatory at Trieste, Italy, which German astronomer Johann Nepomuk Krieger (1865–1902) named for his wife, Pia.[1] Pia is Italian for "pious."

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "614 Pia". Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Numbered Minor Planet Discoveries". Harvard University. Retrieved 14 November 2014.