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1979 Sakharov (2006 P-L)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2001979
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 31 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1010586595814625 3.148e-08  
a 2.373461738884257 7.2802e-09 au
q 2.133602876984727 7.4809e-08 au
i 6.047812090089525 3.9058e-06 deg
node 202.6373108234548 3.4565e-05 deg
peri 221.0518620557317 4.0191e-05 deg
M 120.9169053693002 2.011e-05 deg
tp 2458751.903064448235
(2019-Sep-25.40306445)
7.4421e-05 TDB
period 1335.585758710937
3.66
6.145e-06
1.682e-08
d
yr
n .2695446530872417 1.2402e-09 deg/d
Q 2.613320600783787 8.0159e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2248  
   data-arc span      22032 days (60.32 yr)  
   first obs. used      1960-09-24  
   last obs. used      2021-01-19  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .47372  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Feb-24 00:59:33  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.14966 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.65824 au 
 T_jup = 3.529 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.68   n/a E2021B10  
diameter diameter 4.760 km 0.211 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
rotation period rot_per 7.5209 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2020-October); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Pravec, P.; Wolf, M.; Sarounova, L. (2011) http://www.asu.cas.cz/~ppravec/neo.htm]
[Oey, J.; Inasaridze, R.Y.; Kvaratskhelia, O.I.; Ayvazian, V.; et al. (2013) Minor Planet Bull. 40, 169-172.]
[Pravec, P.; Wolf, M.; Sarounova, L. (2013) http://www.asu.cas.cz/~ppravec/neo.htm]
[Oey, J. (2014) Minor Planet Bull. 41, 276-281.]
[Erasmus, N.; Navarro-Meza, S.; McNeill, A.; Trilling, D.E.; et al. (2020) Ap. J. Suppl. Ser. 247, A13.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.394   0.040 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

1979 Sakharov           Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
Named in honor of Academician Andrej Dmitrievich Sakharov, distinguished physicist and mathematician -- and a courageous individual.
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Reference: MPC 6207Last Updated: 2006-03-21

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Alternate Designations
 2006 P-L = 1971 SQ3 = 1982 SZ12 
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