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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 34 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1010586182348959 1.7583e-08  
a 2.373461732710125 6.8667e-09 au
q 2.133602969569038 4.2842e-08 au
i 6.047815195733556 9.3754e-07 deg
node 202.6373158277283 6.4162e-06 deg
peri 221.0518301645846 1.2454e-05 deg
M 120.9169408809848 8.1794e-06 deg
tp 2458751.902934451706
(2019-Sep-25.40293445)
3.0366e-05 TDB
period 1335.585753499509
3.66
5.796e-06
1.587e-08
d
yr
n .2695446541389993 1.1697e-09 deg/d
Q 2.613320495851212 7.5607e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2338  
   data-arc span      22094 days (60.49 yr)  
   first obs. used      1960-09-24  
   last obs. used      2021-03-22  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .47076  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-May-03 19:53:50  

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

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