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111913 Davidgans (2002 GD)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2111913
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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 12 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1291355967302137 6.6226e-08  
a 3.079272649428279 4.7094e-08 au
q 2.681628938349332 2.202e-07 au
i 9.382068247050256 9.452e-06 deg
node 179.3570361201251 3.9253e-05 deg
peri 259.7999866203439 6.2689e-05 deg
M 321.5969718844573 5.7414e-05 deg
tp 2457811.039512579094
0.00031834 JED
period 1973.652293783518
n .1824029496654019 4.1845e-09 deg/d
Q 3.476916360507226 5.3176e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      466  
   data-arc span      7667 days (20.99 yr)  
   first obs. used      1994-10-06  
   last obs. used      2015-10-03  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .57321  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Oct-28 19:08:35  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.71533 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.87241 au 
 T_jup = 3.195 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.7 mag n/a MPO348170  

111913 Davidgans           Discovered 2002 Apr. 1 by KLENOT at Klet.
David ben Solomon Gans (1541-1613) was a Jewish chronicler, mathematician, geographer and astronomer. Born in Germany, he moved to Prague in 1564, where he became a student of Rabbi Loew and came into contact with Johannes Kepler and Tycho Brahe. He is best known for his works Tzemach David and Nechmad ve-Naim.
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Reference: 20091202/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-04-12

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