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3166 Klondike (1940 FG)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2003166
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 17 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1167176374158366 5.9118e-08  
a 2.237592112959323 1.0042e-08 au
q 1.976425648034401 1.3324e-07 au
i 5.239110184106437 6.1087e-06 deg
node 71.97441172128704 5.4822e-05 deg
peri 118.7548432899661 5.9771e-05 deg
M 287.8666758842433 2.8398e-05 deg
tp 2457845.464559087019
9.7223e-05 JED
period 1222.558953886662
n .2944643273484005 1.9823e-09 deg/d
Q 2.498758577884244 1.1214e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1488  
   data-arc span      27744 days (75.96 yr)  
   first obs. used      1940-03-30  
   last obs. used      2016-03-15  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .46326  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Apr-25 12:42:44  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .981551 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.46589 au 
 T_jup = 3.623 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.2 mag n/a MPO347546  
rotation period rot_per 20. h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2016-February); Warner et al., 2009 lower-limit; Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Behrend, R. (2007) Observatoire de Geneve web site,]
[Pravec, P.; Wolf, M.; Sarounova, L. (2007)]

3166 Klondike (1940 FG)          Discovered 1940-Mar-30 by Vaisala, Y. at Turku
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

Alternate Designations
 1940 FG = 1937 LL = 1955 XG = 1957 KM = 1960 HC = 1970 ET = 1974 MT = 1974 QV2 = 1975 VS = 1977 JA1 = 1980 DG4 
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