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10870 Gwendolen (1996 SY4)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2010870
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459396.5 (2021-Jul-01.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 25 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2049860576856324 3.4731e-08  
a 2.399522926600254 9.736e-09 au
q 1.907654181550176 8.4904e-08 au
i 2.977128571798187 4.186e-06 deg
node 69.44128534036567 7.2827e-05 deg
peri 276.9870317299523 7.3684e-05 deg
M 249.6543262985114 1.3848e-05 deg
tp 2459812.639165928318
(2022-Aug-21.13916593)
5.3632e-05 TDB
period 1357.643618538834
3.72
8.2629e-06
2.262e-08
d
yr
n .2651653166443272 1.6139e-09 deg/d
Q 2.891391671650331 1.1732e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1049  
   data-arc span      14504 days (39.71 yr)  
   first obs. used      1981-09-01  
   last obs. used      2021-05-18  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .54646  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Jul-08 16:26:44  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .902678 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.5291 au 
 T_jup = 3.496 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.40   n/a MPO636230  

10870 Gwendolen           Discovered 1996 Sept. 25 by G. C. L. Aikman at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Victoria.
Mary Gwendolen Ellery Read Aikman (1903-1994) was an inspiring educator and mother of the discoverer.
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Reference: 20010109/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-05-11

Alternate Designations
 1996 SY4 = 1981 RL6 
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