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1777 Gehrels (4007 P-L)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2001777
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 25 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .01723829686374557 3.6626e-08  
a 2.626268834256036 1.0902e-08 au
q 2.580996432447127 9.6805e-08 au
i 3.147571536752593 4.7657e-06 deg
node 334.6953423455657 7.6358e-05 deg
peri 130.5868133811435 0.0001574 deg
M 305.4617886132867 0.00013639 deg
tp 2457836.007958039106
(2017-Mar-23.50795804)
0.00058902 JED
period 1554.558954874953
4.26
9.6801e-06
2.65e-08
d
yr
n .231576936256469 1.442e-09 deg/d
Q 2.671541236064945 1.109e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1914  
   data-arc span      40247 days (110.19 yr)  
   first obs. used      1905-11-03  
   last obs. used      2016-01-12  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .49029  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Feb-25 17:49:37  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.59748 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.33207 au 
 T_jup = 3.400 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 11.6 mag n/a MPO347531  
rotation period rot_per 2.83552 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2016-February); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Pravec, P.; Wolf, M.; Sarounova, L. (1990) http://www.asu.cas.cz/~ppravec/neo.htm]
[Wisniewski, W.Z.; Michalowski, T.M.; Harris, A.W.; McMillan, R.S. (1997) Icarus 126, 395-449; 1995, Lunar & Planetary Science XXVI, 1511-1512.]
[Stephens, R.D. (2005) Minor Planet Bul. 32, 66-68.]
[Behrend, R. (2005) Observatoire de Geneve web site, http://obswww.unige.ch/~behrend/page_cou.html]
[Pravec, P.; Wolf, M.; Sarounova, L. (2005) http://www.asu.cas.cz/~ppravec/neo.htm]
[Behrend, R. (2007) Observatoire de Geneve web site, http://obswww.unige.ch/~behrend/page_cou.html]
[Behrend, R. (2010) Observatoire de Geneve web site, http://obswww.unige.ch/~behrend/page_cou.html]
SMASSII spectral type spec_B Sq   n/a EAR-A-5-DDR-TAXONOMY-V4.0 based on a high-resolution spectrum by Xu et al. (1995) or Bus and Binzel (2002)

1777 Gehrels (4007 P-L)          Discovered 1960-Sep-24 by PLS at Palomar
These planets have all been discovered as a result of the Palomar survey of faint minor planets and subsequently identified with planets observed at other oppositions. In Sept. and Oct. 1960, T. Gehrels exposed 130 plates with the 122 cm Schmidt camera at Palomar. In the following years C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld measured these plates astrometrically and photometrically at Leiden. P. Herget, Cincinnati, computed the orbits of the planets found on the NORC computer, Dahlgren, Virginia, USA.
Note: "planet" implies "minor planet"
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

Alternate Designations
 4007 P-L = 1937 GN = 1941 BU = 1951 QB = 1958 DA = A905 UE = A923 AA 
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