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11298 Gide (1992 RE6)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2011298
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 15 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .0495491857457629 5.1717e-08  
a 2.887587855882915 2.412e-08 au
q 2.744510228854563 1.4917e-07 au
i 3.226424546313299 5.583e-06 deg
node 75.86767191930217 0.00010096 deg
peri 356.988365485273 0.00011674 deg
M 238.2984630608176 6.0853e-05 deg
tp 2458206.391415043961
0.00030531 JED
period 1792.2609270319
n .2008636100750036 2.5167e-09 deg/d
Q 3.030665482911267 2.5315e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1076  
   data-arc span      13407 days (36.71 yr)  
   first obs. used      1978-11-29  
   last obs. used      2015-08-14  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .5446  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Sep-02 14:32:41  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.75751 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.11209 au 
 T_jup = 3.288 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.9 mag n/a MPO256948  

11298 Gide          
André Gide (1869-1951), the French writer, humanist and moralist, is well-known for his novel Les Faux-Monnayeurs (1926). Gide's lifelong emphasis was on the self-aware and sincere individual as the touchstone of both collective and individual morality. In 1947 he was awarded the Nobel prize for literature.
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Alternate Designations
 1992 RE6 = 1978 WY8 = 1998 YT 
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