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63 Ausonia

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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)
Orbits  Sun
Discoverer  Annibale de Gasparis
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Discovery site  Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte
Similar  Annibale de Gasparis discoveries, Other celestial objects

63 Ausonia (/ɔːˈsniə/ 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. [1]


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