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6362 Tunis (1979 KO)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2006362
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456800.5 (2014-May-23.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 4 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1717104018488248 1.0177e-07  
a 3.194120407837846 4.9661e-08 AU
q 2.645656709054477 3.2104e-07 AU
i 19.11315040541339 8.6491e-06 deg
node 105.3208520619768 3.1491e-05 deg
peri 298.4733062642576 4.0138e-05 deg
M 290.8141638378215 2.9489e-05 deg
tp 2457201.219102108126
(2015-Jun-27.71910211)
0.00017474 JED
period 2085.092625328228
5.71
4.8627e-05
1.331e-07
d
yr
n .1726542004067229 4.0265e-09 deg/d
Q 3.742584106621215 5.8188e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      764  
   data-arc span      12794 days (35.03 yr)  
   first obs. used      1979-05-19  
   last obs. used      2014-05-29  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .48798  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-16 13:34:12  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.71421 AU 
 T_jup = 3.088 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 11.7 mag n/a MPO267733  
diameter diameter 39.58 km 3.5 IRAS-A-FPA-3-RDR-IMPS-V6.0 IRAS observations used: 2
geometric albedo albedo 0.0373   0.008 IRAS-A-FPA-3-RDR-IMPS-V6.0 IRAS observations used: 2

6362 Tunis           Discovered 1979 May 19 by R. M. West at the European Southern Observatory.
Located on the southern Mediterranean coast, Tunis (Tunisia) has always been a meeting place between peoples, cultures and religions. Thanks to its position between Orient and Occident, Europe and Africa, the heir of Carthage has been the cradle of civilisations during millennia.
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Reference: 20010509/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-05-11

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Alternate Designations
 1979 KO = 1971 BC1 = 1981 YA2 
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