|Discovered by Annibale de Gasparis|
Minor planet category Main belt
Perihelion 313.198 Gm (2.094 AU)
Discovered 10 February 1861
Spectral type S-type asteroid
Asteroid group Asteroid belt
|Discovery date February 10, 1861|
Aphelion 403.452 Gm (2.697 AU)
Semi-major axis 358.325 Gm (2.395 AU)
Discoverer Annibale de Gasparis
|Discovery site Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte|
Similar Annibale de Gasparis discoveries, Other celestial objects
63 Ausonia (/ɔːˈsoʊniə/ aw-SOH-nee-ə) is a large main belt asteroid. It was discovered by Annibale de Gasparis on February 10, 1861 from the Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte, Naples. The initial choice of name for the asteroid was "Italia", after Italy, but this was modified to Ausonia, an ancient classical name for the Italian region.
Based on its lightcurve, a small moon has been suggested.