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1639 Bower (1951 RB)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2001639
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 31 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .149823626062551 3.9449e-08  
a 2.573063149223219 7.8852e-09 au
q 2.187557498118669 1.0187e-07 au
i 8.439533544238106 4.8609e-06 deg
node 324.1734175421437 3.266e-05 deg
peri 106.2351579110362 3.7909e-05 deg
M 186.0612191044294 1.8761e-05 deg
tp 2459728.896776951279
(2022-May-29.39677695)
7.9537e-05 TDB
period 1507.558224522073
4.13
6.9299e-06
1.897e-08
d
yr
n .2387967470471181 1.0977e-09 deg/d
Q 2.958568800327768 9.0665e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2302  
   data-arc span      41402 days (113.35 yr)  
   first obs. used      1906-12-21  
   last obs. used      2020-04-28  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .40344  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-May-20 01:27:42  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.2199 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.33408 au 
 T_jup = 3.398 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 11.1   n/a MPO473786 IRAS observations used: 7
diameter diameter 35.676 km 0.450 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012ApJ...759L...8M)  
rotation period rot_per 22.181 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Behrend, R. (2005) Observatoire de Geneve web site, http://obswww.unige.ch/~behrend/page_cou.html]
[Polakis, T. (2018) Minor Planet Bull. 45, 112-115.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.031   0.005 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
B-V BV 0.677   0.034 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=2; phase (min.=6.92, mean=7.06, max.=7.20) deg.
U-B UB 0.368   0.049 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=2; phase (min.=6.92, mean=7.06, max.=7.20) deg.
Tholen spectral type spec_T C   n/a EAR-A-5-DDR-TAXONOMY-V4.0 used 2 color indices

1639 Bower (1951 RB)          Discovered 1951-Sep-12 by Arend, S. at Uccle
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 1951 RB = 1934 PT = 1936 AC = 1939 XH = 1942 NA = 1951 RV1 = 1951 TE = 1953 DK = 1953 EU1 = 1953 GV = 1957 BJ1 = A906 YD = A924 EN 
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