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1953 Rupertwildt (1951 UK)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2001953
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 33 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1825465733799021 3.6783e-08  
a 3.108127494000841 1.2717e-08 au
q 2.540749470343125 1.1556e-07 au
i 2.459110488841869 3.8046e-06 deg
node 74.26819258314548 8.9141e-05 deg
peri 326.7281683884437 8.9616e-05 deg
M 95.07545978498899 9.561e-06 deg
tp 2458071.917722288262
5.216e-05 TDB
period 2001.458845495581
n .1798687996059497 1.1039e-09 deg/d
Q 3.675505517658557 1.5039e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2407  
   data-arc span      32727 days (89.60 yr)  
   first obs. used      1929-10-02  
   last obs. used      2019-05-10  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .47244  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-May-29 19:29:01  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.549 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.73679 au 
 T_jup = 3.192 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 11.9   n/a MPO347533  
diameter diameter 21.970 km 0.270 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 4.39 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-January); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Zeigler, K.; Barnhard, T.; Moser, A.; Duval, N.; et al. (2018) Minor Planet Bull. 45, 184-186.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.070   0.006 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

1953 Rupertwildt (1951 UK)          Discovered 1951-Oct-29 by Goethe Link Observatory at Brooklyn
Discovered by the Indiana Asteroid Program, Goethe Link Observatory, University of Indiana. This program was conceived and directed by F. K. Edmondson; the plates were blinked and measured astrometrically by B. Potter and, following her retirement, by D. Owings; and the photometry was performed under the direction of T. Gehrels. During the years 1947-1967, in which the plates were exposed, a large number of people participated in various aspects of the program.
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 1951 UK = 1929 VC = 1929 WD = 1934 RJ = 1951 WG = 1958 BD 
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