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1676 Kariba (1939 LC)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2001676
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 31 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1873924369327174 3.6483e-08  
a 2.235449368643403 5.6696e-09 au
q 1.816543063813612 8.23e-08 au
i 6.129671988722925 4.0556e-06 deg
node 54.56096598521857 3.5422e-05 deg
peri 204.7204492870349 3.6746e-05 deg
M 317.9211411544322 1.1115e-05 deg
tp 2458743.194467907581
3.7841e-05 TDB
period 1220.803269291608
n .2948878079339484 1.1219e-09 deg/d
Q 2.654355673473195 6.7321e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2156  
   data-arc span      29216 days (79.99 yr)  
   first obs. used      1939-05-15  
   last obs. used      2019-05-11  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .43215  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-May-29 19:25:55  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .803322 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.40782 au 
 T_jup = 3.608 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.6   n/a MPO435712  
diameter diameter 7.552 km 0.211 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 3.1673 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-January); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Behrend, R. (2009) Observatoire de Geneve web site,]
[Higgins, D.; Warner, B.D. (2009) Minor Planet Bull. 36, 159-160.]
[Pravec, P.; Wolf, M.; Sarounova, L. (2009)]
[Hamanowa, H.; Hamanowa, H. (2011)]
[Behrend, R. (2012) Observatoire de Geneve web site,]
[Durech, J.; Hanus, J.; Oszkiewsicz, D.; Vanco, R. (2016) Astron. Astrophys. 587, A48.]
[Hanus, J.; Durech, J.; Oszkiewicz, D.A.; Behrend, R.; et al. (2016) Astron. Astrophys. 586, A108.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.283   0.031 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

1676 Kariba           Discovered 1939 June 15 by C. Jackson at Johannesburg.
Named for a large manmade lake between Zambia and Zimbabwe-Rhodesia.
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Reference: MPC 5183Last Updated: 2006-03-21

Alternate Designations
 1939 LC = 1939 MA = 1942 EH1 = 1949 KB = 1949 KU = 1952 DG2 = 1953 TJ3 = 1959 LD 
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