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8250 Cornell (1980 RP)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2008250
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 26 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2039747109282416 5.6114e-08  
a 3.132519698648668 1.8941e-08 au
q 2.493564898639784 1.7021e-07 au
i 16.9799845134331 6.3164e-06 deg
node 335.6055824813321 1.4098e-05 deg
peri 344.135061172954 1.8483e-05 deg
M 84.26675089655416 1.3893e-05 deg
tp 2458526.484120056965
(2019-Feb-11.98412006)
7.6248e-05 TDB
period 2025.065817346836
5.54
1.8367e-05
5.029e-08
d
yr
n .1777719997622883 1.6124e-09 deg/d
Q 3.771474498657552 2.2805e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1597  
   data-arc span      25523 days (69.88 yr)  
   first obs. used      1950-03-21  
   last obs. used      2020-02-05  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .45766  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-22 18:49:49  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.48561 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.60945 au 
 T_jup = 3.114 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.2   n/a MPO502231  
diameter diameter 9.049 km 0.345 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
rotation period rot_per 7.04109 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 sidereal period (not synodic); Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Durech, J.; Hanus, J.; Ali-Lagoa, V. (2018) Astron. Astrophys. 617, A57.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.342   0.083 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

8250 Cornell           Discovered 1980 Sept. 2 by E. Bowell at the Anderson Mesa Station of the Lowell Observatory.
Named for Cornell University, on the occasion of its hosting the "Asteroids, Comets, Meteors" conference in July 1999. Cornell was founded in Ithaca, New York, in 1865 by Ezra Cornell. An acknowledged center for discovery, academic leadership and service, it is, in a very real sense, a world treasure. The university operates the Arecibo Observatory, the premier site for radar astronomy in the world, and it continues to play a leading role in the exploration of minor planets and comets by spacecraft. Name proposed and citation written by J. Veverka.
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Reference: 19990728/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-06-11

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Alternate Designations
 1980 RP = 1991 PG13 
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