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20012 Ranke (1991 RV4)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2020012
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 21 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1149265287238669 5.355e-08  
a 2.617201893281731 1.6003e-08 au
q 2.31641596471733 1.4738e-07 au
i 2.605875373023685 4.488e-06 deg
node 233.0724380258419 0.00011006 deg
peri 139.9151037762221 0.00011189 deg
M 181.7482176365231 2.3152e-05 deg
tp 2459366.247602804571
0.00010385 TDB
period 1546.515458945161
n .2327813782382407 2.135e-09 deg/d
Q 2.917987821846133 1.7842e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1113  
   data-arc span      10102 days (27.66 yr)  
   first obs. used      1991-09-13  
   last obs. used      2019-05-11  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .55616  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-May-30 02:48:01  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.31675 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.54944 au 
 T_jup = 3.396 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.7   n/a MPO384926  
diameter diameter 3.040 km 1.061 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 7.576 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-January); 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:
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.332   0.143 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

20012 Ranke           Discovered 1991 Sept. 13 by F. Borngen and L. D. Schmadel at Tautenburg.
Leopold von Ranke (1795-1886) was a professor of history in Berlin from 1825 to 1871. Treading new paths, he created the basis for the modern study of history by exact research and criticism of original sources. His complete works cover 54 volumes. The name was suggested by the first discoverer.
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Reference: 20010509/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-05-11
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