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10242 Wasserkuppe (2808 P-L)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2010242
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 26 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1528759580909827 2.7917e-08  
a 2.423386802853857 8.1845e-09 au
q 2.052909223542531 6.708e-08 au
i 2.049021968804995 3.6055e-06 deg
node 179.8788481290989 8.9999e-05 deg
peri 312.7832593690068 9.1018e-05 deg
M 236.7636537459762 1.5653e-05 deg
tp 2459672.203227294663
(2022-Apr-02.70322729)
6.1347e-05 TDB
period 1377.947066655541
3.77
6.9806e-06
1.911e-08
d
yr
n .2612582215322446 1.3235e-09 deg/d
Q 2.793864382165184 9.4357e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1542  
   data-arc span      21991 days (60.21 yr)  
   first obs. used      1960-09-24  
   last obs. used      2020-12-09  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .50988  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-12 21:57:20  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.06782 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.24676 au 
 T_jup = 3.495 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.98   n/a E2021B10  
rotation period rot_per 8.768 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:
[Erasmus, N.; Navarro-Meza, S.; McNeill, A.; Trilling, D.E.; et al. (2020) Ap. J. Suppl. Ser. 247, A13.]

10242 Wasserkuppe           Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
The Wasserkuppe, at 950 m, is the highest peak in the Rhön. The area is used for glider training.
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Reference: 20030501/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

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Alternate Designations
 2808 P-L = 1977 DB5 
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