(679) Pax

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(679) Pax
Properties of the orbit ( animation )
Orbit type Main belt asteroid
Major semi-axis 2.5885  AU
eccentricity 0.3112
Perihelion - aphelion 1.783 AU - 3.3939 AU
Inclination of the orbit plane 24.351 °
Sidereal period 4.165 a
Physical Properties
Medium diameter (63.909 ± 0.212) km
Rotation period 8 h 27 min
Absolute brightness 9.01 mag
Explorer August Kopff
Date of discovery January 28, 1909
Another name 1909 FY
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(679) Pax is an asteroid of the main belt that was discovered on January 28, 1909 by the German astronomer August Kopff in Heidelberg .

The asteroid was named after the Roman goddess Pax (lat .: peace ).

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