(13052) Las Casas

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(13052) Las Casas
Properties of the orbit ( animation )
Epoch:  December 9, 2014 ( JD 2,457,000.5)
Orbit type Main belt
Major semi-axis 2.6488  AU
eccentricity 0.0368
Perihelion - aphelion 2.5513 AU - 2.7464 AU
Inclination of the orbit plane 4.1310 °
Length of the ascending node 59.8523 °
Argument of the periapsis 144.8209 °
Sidereal period 4.31 a
Mean orbital velocity 18.29 km / s
Physical Properties
Absolute brightness 13.8 mag
Explorer Eric Walter Elst
Date of discovery September 22, 1990
Another name 1990 SN 8
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(13052) Las Casas is an asteroid of the main belt , which on 22 September 1990 by the Belgian astronomer Eric Walter Elst at the La Silla Observatory ( IAU code 809) of the European Southern Observatory in Chile was discovered.

The asteroid was named on May 23, 2005 after the Spanish Dominican Bartolomé de Las Casas (1484–1566), who was a bishop in the Spanish colonies in America and is referred to as an apostle of the Indians because of his commitment to the rights of the Indians .

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