478 Tergeste

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478 Tergeste
Discovery A
Discoverer Luigi Carnera
Discovery date September 21, 1901
1901 GU
Category Main belt
Orbital elements C
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Eccentricity (e) 0.088
Semi-major axis (a) 3.014
Perihelion (q) 2.747
Aphelion (Q) 3.281
Orbital period (P) 5.233
Inclination (i) 13.175
Longitude of the
ascending node
Argument of
Mean anomaly (M) 201.861

478 Tergeste is an asteroid orbiting the Sun. It belongs to the Main Belt, which means that its orbit is between those of Mars and Jupiter.

"Tergeste" is an alternate name of the city of Trieste; the asteroid's discoverer, Luigi Carnera, was for many years director of Trieste Observatory.