803 Picka

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803 Picka
803Picka (Lightcurve Inversion).png
A three-dimensional model of 803 Picka based on its light curve.
Discovery
Discovered byJ. Palisa
Discovery siteVienna
Discovery date21 March 1915
Designations
MPC designation(803) Picka
1915 WS
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc100.89 yr (36850 d)
Aphelion3.4055 AU (509.46 Gm)
Perihelion2.9905 AU (447.37 Gm)
3.1980 AU (478.41 Gm)
Eccentricity0.064882
5.72 yr (2088.9 d)
95.1817°
0° 10m 20.424s / day
Inclination8.6737°
250.965°
61.043°
Earth MOID1.98781 AU (297.372 Gm)
Jupiter MOID1.77053 AU (264.868 Gm)
TJupiter3.174
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
23.25±1.1 km
5.0742 h (0.21143 d)
0.1181±0.012
9.4

803 Picka is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. Named in honor of the Czech physician Friedrich Pick (1867-1921). He was the first physician in Prague who introduced endoscopic methods in medicine.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "803 Picka (1915 WS)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  2. ^ Lutz D. Schmadel (2013). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 118. ISBN 978-3-662-06615-7.

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