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6568 Serendip (1993 DT)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2006568
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 10 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1679564586601267 6.2036e-08  
a 2.544769587079344 2.0249e-08 AU
q 2.117359099127504 1.5263e-07 AU
i 8.453475210061832 1.1482e-05 deg
node 308.5113925231629 4.0607e-05 deg
peri 105.4297504261949 5.828e-05 deg
M 213.8645073345575 3.9409e-05 deg
tp 2457602.399985498711
(2016-Aug-01.89998550)
0.00016422 JED
period 1482.760901046843
4.06
1.7698e-05
4.845e-08
d
yr
n .2427903242834611 2.8979e-09 deg/d
Q 2.972180075031183 2.365e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      736  
   data-arc span      21874 days (59.89 yr)  
   first obs. used      1954-07-01  
   last obs. used      2014-05-21  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .52022  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-16 13:34:46  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.14715 AU 
 T_jup = 3.409 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.1 mag n/a MPO263407  

6568 Serendip           Discovered 1993 Feb. 21 by S. Ueda and H. Kaneda at Kushiro.
Serendip is the old Persian name for present-day Sri Lanka, the island in the Indian Ocean, rich in history, culture and natural beauty. The name was used in the fairy tale The Three Princes of Serendip, whose heroes were always making discoveries of things they were not seeking. The name was suggested by E. Goffin.
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Reference: 20060613/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2008-05-22

Alternate Designations
 1993 DT = 1971 TV2 = 1987 SC20 = 1989 EK5 
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