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3568 ASCII, provisional designation , is a dark background from the outer regions of the , approximately in diameter. It was discovered on 17 October 1936, by French astronomer Marguerite Laugier at the in southwestern France. In 1988, the was named after both the computer character code and the Japanese computer magazine with the same name.


Orbit and classification
ASCII is a non- asteroid from the main belt's background population. It orbits the Sun in the main-belt at a distance of 2.4–3.9 AU once every 5 years and 7 months (2,044 days; of 3.15 AU). Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.24 and an inclination of 19° with respect to the .

The body's begins with its observation as at the Karl Schwarzschild Observatory in November 1975, or more than 39 years after its official discovery observation at Nice.


Physical characteristics
ASCII has an absolute magnitude of 11.8. Based on the Moving Object Catalog (MOC) of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, the body has a spectral type of a very dark , typically found in the outer main-belt and numerous among the . As of 2018, no rotational of this asteroid has been obtained from photometric observations. The body's , pole and shape remain unknown.


Diameter and albedo
According to the survey carried out by the mission of NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, ASCII measures 23.752 kilometers in diameter and its surface has an albedo of 0.045.


Naming
This was named after the acronym for American Standard Code for Information Interchange, , a computer character code and the name of a major Japanese magazine on microcomputers. The name was proposed by , who identified this asteroid during his stay at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory; a stay which was partially funded by articles he wrote for the principal Japanese ASCII magazine. The official naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center on 2 April 1988 ().


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