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3403 Tammy (1981 SW)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2003403
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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 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 15 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1963950986962004 4.9935e-08  
a 2.411585581919973 1.4223e-08 AU
q 1.937961993544466 1.2212e-07 AU
i 4.573721220827957 7.1501e-06 deg
node 204.2031993069082 6.4402e-05 deg
peri 95.51143751126091 6.7197e-05 deg
M 349.2900224227858 1.8361e-05 deg
tp 2457041.194761328843
6.9801e-05 JED
period 1367.894000968955
n .263178287020041 2.3283e-09 deg/d
Q 2.88520917029548 1.7017e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1216  
   data-arc span      22959 days (62.86 yr)  
   first obs. used      1951-10-03  
   last obs. used      2014-08-12  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .50383  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Mar-09 13:47:50  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .930152 AU 
 T_jup = 3.488 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.8 mag n/a MPO250236  
rotation period rot_per 11.85 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2015-Feb); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on fragmentary lightcurve(s), may be completely wrong.
Published Reference List:
[Behrend, R. (2004) Observatoire de Geneve web site,]

3403 Tammy (1981 SW)          Discovered 1981-Sep-25 by Taff, L. G. at Socorro
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 1981 SW = 1951 TJ = 1980 FQ5 = 1984 HN1 
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