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 8 October 1906
Designations
1906 VN
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 109.52 yr (40003 d)
Aphelion 3.9729 AU (594.34 Gm)
Perihelion 2.3415 AU (350.28 Gm)
3.1572 AU (472.31 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.25837
5.61 yr (2049.1 d)
262.948°
0° 10m 32.484s / day
Inclination 20.943°
202.904°
122.046°
Earth MOID 1.40068 AU (209.539 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 1.85903 AU (278.107 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.054
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
18.87±0.6 km
8.243 h (0.3435 d)
0.0411±0.003
10.7

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.[2]

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