(2778) Tangshan

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(2778) Tangshan
Properties of the orbit ( animation )
Orbit type Main belt asteroid
Major semi-axis 2.2810  AU
eccentricity 0.1214
Perihelion - aphelion 2.0042 AU - 2.5579 AU
Inclination of the orbit plane 4.617 °
Sidereal period 3.445 a
Mean orbital velocity 19.72 km / s
Physical Properties
Medium diameter approx. 12.5 km
Rotation period 3.461 h
Absolute brightness 13.1 mag
Explorer Purple Mountain Observatory
Date of discovery December 14, 1979
Another name 1979 XP, 1948 WL, 1965 UK
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(2778) Tangshan is an asteroid of the main belt , which on 14. December 1979 at the Purple Mountain Observatory in Nanjing was discovered.

The name of the asteroid was given in memory of the city of Tangshan in the Chinese province of Hebei , which was struck by a massive earthquake (magnitude: 7.8) in 1976 .

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