(31823) Viète

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(31823) Viète
Properties of the orbit ( animation )
Epoch:  4th November 2013 ( JD 2,456,600.5)
Orbit type Main belt asteroid
Major semi-axis 2.7398  AU
eccentricity 0.3624
Perihelion - aphelion 1.7468 AU - 3.7329 AU
Inclination of the orbit plane 24.2483 °
Length of the ascending node 28.3715 °
Sidereal period 4.54 a
Mean orbital velocity 17.98 km / s
Physical Properties
Absolute brightness 14.6 mag
Explorer Paul G. Comba
Date of discovery 4th October 1999
Another name 1999 TN 3
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(31823) Viète is an asteroid of the main belt , which on October 4, 1999 by the American Italo- astronomer Paul G. Comba at Prescott Observatory ( observatory code in 684) Arizona was discovered.

The asteroid is named after the French lawyer and mathematician François Viète (1540–1603), who introduced the use of letters as variables in modern mathematical notation and can thus be described as the founder of modern algebra. The appointment took place on March 28, 2002.

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