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3263 Bligh (1932 CN)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2003263
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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 2457400.5 (2016-Jan-13.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 18 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .06796827724317235 4.9528e-08  
a 2.414106471898614 1.2154e-08 au
q 2.250023813922073 1.1745e-07 au
i 7.734535329959691 5.5163e-06 deg
node 78.42383309551316 4.2578e-05 deg
peri 10.19236119665329 6.5451e-05 deg
M 182.5741732857044 4.809e-05 deg
tp 2458075.723259545846
0.0001831 JED
period 1370.039401467357
n .2627661654215405 1.9844e-09 deg/d
Q 2.578189129875156 1.298e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1240  
   data-arc span      30499 days (83.50 yr)  
   first obs. used      1932-02-11  
   last obs. used      2015-08-13  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .52169  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Sep-02 14:08:30  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.26621 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.567 au 
 T_jup = 3.502 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.9 mag n/a MPO279548  
rotation period rot_per 3.193 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2015-December); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Casalnuovo, G.B. (2014) Minor Planet Bul. 41, 85-86.]

3263 Bligh (1932 CN)          Discovered 1932-Feb-05 by Reinmuth, K. at Heidelberg
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

Alternate Designations
 1932 CN = 1949 UP = 1974 HG3 = 1983 WD 
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