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1780 Kippes (A906 RA)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2001780
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Orbit Viewer applet originally written and kindly provided by Osamu Ajiki (AstroArts), and further modified by Ron Baalke (JPL).

Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 30 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .05490264406024807 3.3731e-08  
a 3.01565631155733 1.2043e-08 au
q 2.850088806475858 1.0462e-07 au
i 9.005144148382097 3.903e-06 deg
node 290.9809058839631 2.6454e-05 deg
peri 340.5326987249989 4.7732e-05 deg
M 335.8717332439942 4.0226e-05 deg
tp 2459128.702005273274
0.00021375 TDB
period 1912.807180270864
n .1882050651592713 1.1274e-09 deg/d
Q 3.181223816638803 1.2704e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2687  
   data-arc span      41598 days (113.89 yr)  
   first obs. used      1906-09-12  
   last obs. used      2020-08-02  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .4042  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Aug-24 22:40:54  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.83544 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.94792 au 
 T_jup = 3.227 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 10.7   n/a MPO473788 IRAS observations used: 17
diameter diameter 28.164 km 0.241 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 18.0 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Binzel, R.P. (1987) Icarus 72, 135-208.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.126   0.013 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

1780 Kippes (A906 RA)          Discovered 1906-Sep-12 by Kopff, A. at Heidelberg
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 A906 RA = 1935 CC = 1938 UC1 = 1943 TL = 1943 VD = 1947 NB = 1951 ED2 = 1953 SA = 1957 LD = 1962 JU = 1969 RB2 = 1975 VL6 = A911 QE 
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