78816 Caripito

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78816 Caripito
Name Caripito
Designation 2003 PZ9
Discoverers J. Dellinger
Discovery date August 4, 2003
Discovery site Needville Observatory
Orbital elements
Epoch October 27, 2007 (JDCT 2454400.5)
Eccentricity (e) 0.2287867
Semimajor axis (a) 3.1392504 AU
Perihelion (q) 2.4210317 AU
Aphelion (Q) 3.8574691 AU
Orbital period (P) 5.56 a
Inclination (i) 5.63023°
Longitude of the ascending node (Ω) 278.37962°
Argument of Perihelion (ω) 86.36052°
Mean anomaly (M) 280.62661°

78816 Caripito is a main belt asteroid with a perihelion of 2.4130291 AU. It has an eccentricity of 0.2287867 and an orbital period of 2031.5960591 days (5.56 years).[1] Cantor has an inclination of 5.63023°.

The asteroid was discovered on August 4, 2003 at the Needville Observatory.

This asteroid is named for Cariptio, a district in Monagas, Venezuela.[1]


  1. ^ a b "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". NASA. Retrieved 2008-03-06.