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3121 Tamines (1981 EV)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2003121
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Orbit Diagram
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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 19 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .08532801696065964 3.8657e-08  
a 2.227917208193801 9.456e-09 au
q 2.037813450866095 8.5012e-08 au
i 6.365070064008852 5.5309e-06 deg
node 125.5133649836702 3.7976e-05 deg
peri 88.05334420358628 5.1597e-05 deg
M 187.1222824997127 3.5027e-05 deg
tp 2458183.788639561461
0.00011866 JED
period 1214.638377220459
n .2963845097862071 1.8869e-09 deg/d
Q 2.418020965521507 1.0263e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1388  
   data-arc span      13752 days (37.65 yr)  
   first obs. used      1978-04-12  
   last obs. used      2015-12-06  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .48311  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Jan-04 12:46:38  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.04302 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.56207 au 
 T_jup = 3.631 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.3 mag n/a MPO347545  
rotation period rot_per 4.043 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2016-February); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Higgins, D.J. (2011) id/lightcurves.htm]
[Pravec, P.; Wolf, M.; Sarounova, L. (2011)]
[Chang, C.K.; Ip, W.-H.; Lin, H.-W.; Cheng, Y.C.; et al. (2015) Astrophys. J. Supp. Ser. 219, A27.]
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2016) Astron. J. 150, A75.]
SMASSII spectral type spec_B S   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)

3121 Tamines (1981 EV)          Discovered 1981-Mar-02 by Debehogne, H. at La Silla
and G. de Sanctis.
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

Alternate Designations
 1981 EV = 1948 JL = 1978 GW4 
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