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3563 Canterbury (1985 FE)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2003563
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 39 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1802302426425129 2.6592e-08  
a 2.791418290978784 1.1086e-08 au
q 2.288320295078929 7.3917e-08 au
i 6.958165742319933 1.4518e-06 deg
node 267.7487813569818 1.3147e-05 deg
peri 345.8757103167114 1.0258e-05 deg
M 177.3764313955639 7.5399e-06 deg
tp 2458361.176816647178
(2018-Aug-30.67681665)
3.349e-05 TDB
period 1703.475166512864
4.66
1.0148e-05
2.778e-08
d
yr
n .2113326962886967 1.259e-09 deg/d
Q 3.294516286878639 1.3085e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2940  
   data-arc span      15460 days (42.33 yr)  
   first obs. used      1978-11-05  
   last obs. used      2021-03-04  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .45827  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-12 15:15:56  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.27272 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.77394 au 
 T_jup = 3.294 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.74   n/a MPCxxxxx  
diameter diameter 16.924 km 0.125 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
rotation period rot_per 15.553 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2020-October); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.050   0.013 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
SMASSII spectral type spec_B Ch   n/a EAR-A-5-DDR-TAXONOMY-V4.0 based on a high-resolution spectrum by Xu et al. (1995) or Bus and Binzel (2002)

3563 Canterbury (1985 FE)          Discovered 1985-Mar-23 by Gilmore, A. and Kilmartin, P. at Mount John
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 1985 FE = 1978 VL6 
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