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6841 Gottfriedkirch (2034 P-L)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2006841
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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 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 17 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1357738654496709 6.1872e-08  
a 2.278215350148936 1.1358e-08 au
q 1.96889324573244 1.3813e-07 au
i 3.670320368932769 4.6322e-06 deg
node 271.6536492078902 9.5271e-05 deg
peri 283.4369921932679 9.6549e-05 deg
M 258.4431684974987 1.7698e-05 deg
tp 2457954.821274489992
6.3018e-05 JED
period 1256.002741807237
n .2866235781316872 2.1435e-09 deg/d
Q 2.587537454565433 1.2901e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1012  
   data-arc span      22307 days (61.07 yr)  
   first obs. used      1954-12-22  
   last obs. used      2016-01-18  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .51879  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Feb-25 18:21:03  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .970935 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.38848 au 
 T_jup = 3.592 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.5 mag n/a MPO299011  

6841 Gottfriedkirch (2034 P-L)          Discovered 1960-Sep-24 by van Houten, C. J., van Houten-Groeneveld, I., Gehrels, T. at Palomar
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

Alternate Designations
 2034 P-L = 1954 YQ = 1994 PX33 
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