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160105 Gobi (2000 SK43)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2160105
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 20 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1540729179987757 5.1217e-08  
a 2.293149929669686 1.1264e-08 au
q 1.93983762859679 1.194e-07 au
i 5.77289605566421 5.1269e-06 deg
node 243.5954897998526 4.2714e-05 deg
peri 109.4827310809864 4.5694e-05 deg
M 251.606400864668 1.9459e-05 deg
tp 2459382.398751716516
(2021-Jun-16.89875172)
7.004e-05 TDB
period 1268.373333062722
3.47
9.3453e-06
2.559e-08
d
yr
n .2838281053502705 2.0912e-09 deg/d
Q 2.646462230742582 1.2999e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      637  
   data-arc span      7177 days (19.65 yr)  
   first obs. used      2000-09-03  
   last obs. used      2020-04-28  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .55129  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-May-21 01:30:27  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .944185 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.80936 au 
 T_jup = 3.574 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.9   n/a MPO320689  

160105 Gobi           Discovered 2000 Sept. 26 by V. S. Casulli at Colleverde.
The Gobi desert is a large desert region in Asia, covering parts of southern Mongolia and northern/northwestern China. The Gobi is notable in history as part of the great Mongol Empire, and as the location of several important cities along the Silk Road.
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Reference: MPC batch dated 2017-10-05Last Updated: 2017-10-09

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