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11341 Babbage (1996 XE2)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2011341
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459396.5 (2021-Jul-01.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 36 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .05596328474816085 1.7223e-08  
a 2.383057422313333 7.0177e-09 au
q 2.249693701217194 3.9936e-08 au
i 7.353762141698317 2.6601e-07 deg
node 75.03997540632957 3.4273e-06 deg
peri 50.9342325741293 1.5715e-05 deg
M 187.1015696231473 1.3948e-05 deg
tp 2460041.840227187730
(2023-Apr-07.34022719)
5.2595e-05 TDB
period 1343.693411682271
3.68
5.9354e-06
1.625e-08
d
yr
n .2679182593812742 1.1835e-09 deg/d
Q 2.516421143409473 7.4105e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2492  
   data-arc span      15538 days (42.54 yr)  
   first obs. used      1979-01-24  
   last obs. used      2021-08-09  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .44434  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Aug-24 20:32:03  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.27397 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.52291 au 
 T_jup = 3.524 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.59   n/a E2021B10  
diameter diameter 4.404 km 0.169 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.302   0.044 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

11341 Babbage           Discovered 1996 Dec. 3 by P. G. Comba at Prescott.
Intending to automate complex arithmetical calculations, British mathematician Charles Babbage (1791-1871) developed plans for the analytical engine, a device controlled by punched cards, containing a "mill" to execute instructions and a memory unit to store partial results---the conceptual forerunner of modern computers.
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Reference: 19991123/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-06-11

Alternate Designations
 1996 XE2 = 1979 BL1 = 1985 VA2 = 1985 XK 
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