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3922 Heather (1971 SP3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2003922
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 31 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2019375543385671 2.1865e-08  
a 3.140002720761589 1.5257e-08 au
q 2.505918250714548 7.1984e-08 au
i 2.012571901572738 5.1433e-07 deg
node 350.8323320434738 1.6034e-05 deg
peri 10.59070624045691 1.7097e-05 deg
M 316.5634341485384 3.403e-06 deg
tp 2459445.714667971898
(2021-Aug-19.21466797)
2.0298e-05 TDB
period 2032.326422207541
5.56
1.4812e-05
4.055e-08
d
yr
n .1771368989086719 1.291e-09 deg/d
Q 3.774087190808631 1.8338e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2048  
   data-arc span      25835 days (70.73 yr)  
   first obs. used      1949-12-22  
   last obs. used      2020-09-15  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .4953  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-12 15:43:40  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.5015 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.68579 au 
 T_jup = 3.178 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.83   n/a E2021B10  
diameter diameter 13.979 km 0.030 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
rotation period rot_per 5.045 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.]
[Durech, J.; Hanus, J.; Ali-Lagoa, V. (2018) Astron. Astrophys. 617, A57.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.068   0.006 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

3922 Heather           Discovered 1971 Sept. 26 by C. Torres at Cerro El Roble.
Named in honor of Heather Couper (b. 1949), British popularizer and promoter of astronomy, on the occasion of her 50th birthday, 1999 June 2. Former Gresham professor of astronomy and a past president of the British Astronomical Association, she regularly appears on radio and television and is the author of more than 25 books. As one of the nine Millennium Commissioners, she is responsible for allocating some 500 million GBP to public science projects in the U.K., including the National Space Centre in Leicester.
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Reference: 19990728/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-06-11

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Close-Approach Data   ...sorted by Date/Time (TDB)
Date/Time (TDB) Time Uncertainty
(days_HH:MM)
Body Nominal Distance (au) Minimum Distance (au) Maximum Distance (au) V-relative (km/s) V-infinity (km/s) JD (TDB) Time Uncertainty (minutes) Semi-major axis (km) Semi-minor axis (km) range-LOV angle (deg) N-sigma BP Orbit Ref. Reference Modified
1947-May-23 23:59 00:02 Jupiter 1.9886227420534 1.9886220728302 1.98862341127649 2.61422869916866 2.44587882298774 2432329.499610780 1.70241700735783 25.1264558839968 4.78295495532168 -60.7529766629415 4238826.34225882 T 31 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Apr-12 15:44:46 2021-Apr-12 15:44
1957-Oct-29 22:17 00:01 Jupiter 1.74647765220172 1.74647729615034 1.74647800825289 1.60305325125949 1.26483265946246 2436141.428706280 1.3928874882745 48.6323528266821 22.0082992986806 -54.42156716662 3657709.9605605 T 31 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Apr-12 15:44:46 2021-Apr-12 15:44
1968-Apr-11 23:18 00:01 Jupiter 1.74577660269092 1.7457763750944 1.74577683028803 1.79455187432608 1.50001628215628 2439958.471035620 1.08370267476609 77.520713057783 8.13208121725475 -75.1447752107323 8290493.75181979 T 31 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Apr-12 15:44:46 2021-Apr-12 15:44
1978-Sep-17 01:07 < 00:01 Jupiter 1.98982986770759 1.98982957861473 1.98983015680033 3.08161572362722 2.9402387279463 2443768.546401269 0.796053030295866 8.5723157112622 4.65600736731719 8.37757591713013 4035589.56731707 T 31 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Apr-12 15:44:46 2021-Apr-12 15:44
2041-Dec-22 01:00 < 00:01 Jupiter 1.89594100475408 1.89594066621736 1.89594134329069 2.16399122461561 1.94662440047033 2466875.541322515 0.673682144659826 10.5618422667313 3.50378217774971 75.9582270941312 3188853.77347056 T 31 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Apr-12 15:44:46 2021-Apr-12 15:44
2052-May-30 17:25 < 00:01 Jupiter 1.71270292277234 1.71270269071693 1.71270315482784 1.5222450884272 1.1524425984674 2470688.225782470 0.970381476362055 65.5255342183215 25.4598112928544 -55.8736577198924 5367959.22731359 T 31 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Apr-12 15:44:46 2021-Apr-12 15:44
2062-Nov-09 18:31 00:01 Jupiter 1.80936134708458 1.80936090910842 1.80936178506105 2.07735248719125 1.83824006070725 2474503.271567220 1.29961295097009 56.21072018909 3.29184248270789 -85.1766870217836 8687144.56891754 T 31 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Apr-12 15:44:46 2021-Apr-12 15:44
2136-Jul-23 19:04 00:03 Jupiter 1.81669365125917 1.81669272978189 1.81669457273512 1.82553979700909 1.54922805113895 2501422.294649087 3.05726157809924 50.4079400790852 14.6119248900985 20.0407958427441 1478098.56260515 T 31 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Apr-12 15:44:46 2021-Apr-12 15:44
2147-Jan-03 03:52 00:03 Jupiter 1.71705610670303 1.71705581940843 1.71705639400543 1.56863475474752 1.21409079923043 2505237.661315725 3.32646288932004 261.342902476025 22.00190057415 -76.0060933379627 6183549.83839846 T 31 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Apr-12 15:44:46 2021-Apr-12 15:44
2157-Jun-12 16:27 00:04 Jupiter 1.89168496865112 1.89168360085439 1.89168633644774 2.4605512885974 2.27129718438604 2509051.185238359 3.68659213262006 80.8447027594168 2.78382175567791 77.8917033897568 7093211.63683626 T 31 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Apr-12 15:44:46 2021-Apr-12 15:44

Alternate Designations
 1971 SP3 = 1954 SN = 1962 CU = 1971 UN4 = 1982 RH1 
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