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10051 Albee (1987 QG6)
Classification: Mars-crossing Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2010051
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Orbit Diagram
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Orbit Viewer

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Orbit Viewer applet originally written and kindly provided by Osamu Ajiki (AstroArts), and further modified by Ron Baalke (JPL).

Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 15 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .3431062845471395 7.5348e-08  
a 2.293680612597023 1.2383e-08 au
q 1.506704379671052 1.7096e-07 au
i 21.86983868288752 6.6426e-06 deg
node 158.9995174115441 2.0937e-05 deg
peri 242.8501781146833 2.3024e-05 deg
M 91.87126430143891 1.7185e-05 deg
tp 2457276.701349279856
5.8631e-05 JED
period 1268.813650770952
n .2837296081904999 2.2976e-09 deg/d
Q 3.080656845522995 1.6631e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      535  
   data-arc span      10468 days (28.66 yr)  
   first obs. used      1987-08-23  
   last obs. used      2016-04-20  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .6338  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Apr-25 13:07:11  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .613527 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.64022 au 
 T_jup = 3.426 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.6 mag n/a MPO259413  

10051 Albee           Discovered 1987 Aug. 23 by E. F. Helin at Palomar.
Arden L. Albee (b. 1928), Caltech professor of geology and planetary sciences, was dean of graduate studies for the last sixteen years. Albee has served in many capacities, including chief scientist of JPL, project scientist for the Mars Observer mission, and he has been a principal figure in many Mars-related science missions.
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Reference: 20001111/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2013-03-29

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Alternate Designations
 1987 QG6 = 1992 EB28 = 1994 QK 
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