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85168 Albertacentenary (1989 RC6)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2085168
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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 6 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2597107788522238 1.5748e-07  
a 3.176069039366258 6.1305e-08 au
q 2.351209675464013 4.945e-07 au
i 20.60786347833983 1.3548e-05 deg
node 277.4303933486357 4.4002e-05 deg
peri 87.16606634104656 5.2456e-05 deg
M 260.3023336493807 3.1274e-05 deg
tp 2458173.053165745084
0.00019135 JED
period 2067.441969437328
n .174128224792678 5.0416e-09 deg/d
Q 4.000928403268503 7.7227e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      156  
   data-arc span      11935 days (32.68 yr)  
   first obs. used      1983-08-11  
   last obs. used      2016-04-14  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .5861  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Apr-25 15:30:08  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.45459 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.0001 au 
 T_jup = 3.051 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.0 mag n/a MPO257389  

85168 Albertacentenary           Discovered 1989 Sept. 2 by A. Lowe at Palomar.
The Canadian province of Alberta celebrates its centennial in 2005. Alberta was named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, fourth daughter of Queen Victoria.
NOTE: some special characters may not display properly (any characters within {} are an attempt to place the proper accent above a character)
Reference: 20050407/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2005-04-15

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