|Discovery date||January 24, 1914|
|Epoch May 12, 1998 (JDCT 2450945.5)|
|Semimajor axis (a)||2.932 AU|
|Perihelion (q)||2.456 AU|
|Aphelion (Q)||3.409 AU|
|Orbital period (P)||5.022 a|
|Longitude of the ascending node (Ω)||80.132°|
|Argument of Perihelion (ω)||304.840°|
|Mean anomaly (M)||12.648°|
776 Berbericia is a minor planet orbiting the Sun in the asteroid belt. This main-belt asteroid was found by A. Massinger at Heidelberg January 24, 1914. It was named in honor of Adolf Berberich (1861-1920), a German astronomer.
Richard P. Binzel and Schelte Bus added more to the knowledge about this asteroid in a lightwave survey published in 2003. This project was known as Small Main-belt Asteroid Spectroscopic Survey, Phase II or SMASSII, which built on a previous survey of the main-belt asteroids. The visible-wavelength (0.435-0.925 micron) spectra data was gathered between August 1993 and March 1999.
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- Schmadel Lutz D. Dictionary of minor planet Names (fifth edition), Springer, 2003. ISBN 3540002383.
- Durech., J.; Kaasalainen, M., Marciniak, A.; et al., “Physical models of ten asteroids from an observers' collaboration network,” Astronomy and Astrophysics , Volume 465, Issue 1, April I 2007, pp. 331-337
- Durech, J.; Kaasalainen, M.; Marciniak, A.; Allen, W. H. et al. “Asteroid brightness and geometry,” Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 465, Issue 1, April I 2007, pp. 331-337.
- Bus, S., Binzel, R. P. Small Main-belt Asteroid Spectroscopic Survey, Phase II. EAR-A-I0028-4-SBN0001/SMASSII-V1.0. NASA Planetary Data System, 2003.