Asteroid 27977, Distratis, was discovered on October 25, 1997 Oct. 25 by L. Tesi and Andrea Boattini at San Marcello Pistoiese. It has a period of 4 years, 29 days.

It was named for Cosimo Distratis (born 1927), the builder and manager of Montefusco Uggiano Observatory near Taranto, Italy.

Cosimo Distratis

The meaning of asteroid Distratis, though, seems to be what its name might suggest: distraught.

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