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11779 Zernike (4197 T-3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2011779
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 41 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .110423560688862 3.5797e-08  
a 2.622591273790615 1.0682e-08 au
q 2.332995407107117 9.553e-08 au
i 4.681228481895097 3.5938e-06 deg
node 69.64051447340275 4.9699e-05 deg
peri 290.6108793062756 5.2473e-05 deg
M 76.2939102354508 1.6833e-05 deg
tp 2458871.737921183666
(2020-Jan-23.23792118)
7.2309e-05 TDB
period 1551.294828232378
4.25
9.4782e-06
2.595e-08
d
yr
n .232064204333229 1.4179e-09 deg/d
Q 2.912187140474113 1.1862e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1878  
   data-arc span      15861 days (43.43 yr)  
   first obs. used      1977-10-07  
   last obs. used      2021-03-11  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .51592  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-12 22:57:26  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.33333 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.53311 au 
 T_jup = 3.391 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.0   n/a MPO350895  
diameter diameter 4.701 km 0.328 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.152   0.035 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

11779 Zernike           Discovered 1977 Oct. 16 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
Frits Zernike (1888-1966), Nobel Laureate in physics exactly half a century ago, was professor of physics and rector at Groningen University and a former assistant of Jacobus Kapteyn. By inventing the phase contrast microscope, he made a major contribution to the "telescope" of medical researchers and biologists.
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Reference: 20031110/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-11-12

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Alternate Designations
 4197 T-3 = 1992 ED6 
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