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 11 October 1906
Designations
MPC designation (614) Pia
1906 VQ
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 109.50 yr (39996 d)
Aphelion 2.9930 AU (447.75 Gm)
Perihelion 2.3942 AU (358.17 Gm)
2.6936 AU (402.96 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.11115
4.42 yr (1614.7 d)
267.21°
0° 13m 22.62s / day
Inclination 7.0266°
217.291°
208.792°
Earth MOID 1.40848 AU (210.706 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.31972 AU (347.025 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.351
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
12.905±0.75 km
4.572 h (0.1905 d)
0.1056±0.013
11.0

614 Pia is a minor planet orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter in the asteroid belt. August Kopff discovered 614 Pia on 11 October 1906 at Heidelberg, Germany.[2][3]

The Name[edit]

Its name may have been inspired by the Pia Observatory at Trieste, Italy, which German astronomer Johann Nepomuk Krieger (1865–1902) named for his wife, Pia.[2] Pia is Italian for "pious."

References[edit]

  1. ^ "614 Pia (1906 VQ)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "614 Pia". Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Numbered Minor Planet Discoveries". Harvard University. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 

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