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
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 October 11, 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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