3568 ASCII

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ASCII
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Marguerite Laugier
Discovery site Nice, France
Discovery date 17 October 1936
Designations
MPC designation (3568) ASCII
Named after
ASCII
1936 UB, 1975 WZ1
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 29000 days (79.40 yr)
Aphelion 3.8981359 AU (583.15283 Gm)
Perihelion 2.3884723 AU (357.31037 Gm)
3.1433041 AU (470.23160 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.2401396
5.57 yr (2035.5 d)
123.21221°
0° 10m 36.688s / day
Inclination 19.429499°
58.362628°
280.24137°
Earth MOID 1.47051 AU (219.985 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.00834 AU (300.443 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.078
Physical characteristics
11.8

3568 ASCII is a small main belt asteroid discovered by Marguerite Laugier on October 17, 1936.

It was named (long after its discovery) in honor of the ASCII character encoding system that was used by most computers. The name was proposed by Syuichi Nakano, who re-discovered this asteroid during his stay at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory; a stay which was partially funded by articles he wrote for the principal Japanese microcomputer magazine, ASCII.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "3568 ASCII". JPL Small-Body Database. 2003-08-29. Retrieved 14 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Lutz Schmadel, Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, Springer

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