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1940 Whipple (1975 CA)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2001940
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 31 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .06313317179206099 3.7208e-08  
a 3.061605708103551 1.452e-08 au
q 2.868316828974295 1.1121e-07 au
i 6.559382870744637 4.1471e-06 deg
node 263.7940402007122 3.5635e-05 deg
peri 180.1917855795847 4.8911e-05 deg
M 128.7055766971691 3.3846e-05 deg
tp 2457900.952547494868
(2017-May-27.45254749)
0.0001827 TDB
period 1956.691305570963
5.36
1.3919e-05
3.811e-08
d
yr
n .1839840546002487 1.3088e-09 deg/d
Q 3.254894587232806 1.5436e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2459  
   data-arc span      20683 days (56.63 yr)  
   first obs. used      1962-09-22  
   last obs. used      2019-05-09  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .44846  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-May-29 19:28:48  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.88432 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.93021 au 
 T_jup = 3.221 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 11.1   n/a MPO435715  
diameter diameter 37.481 km 0.250 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014ApJ...791..121M)  
rotation period rot_per 6.953 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-January); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Durkee, R.I. (2012) Minor Planet Bull. 39, 92-93.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.060   0.009 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012ApJ...759L...8M)  

1940 Whipple (1975 CA)          Discovered 1975-Feb-02 by Harvard College at Agassiz Station
Discovered at Oak Ridge Observatory (until 1981 Harvard College's Agassiz Station). The principal observers are R. E. McCrosky, C.-Y. Shao, G. Schwartz, and J. H. Bulger, with some assistance from others.
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 1975 CA = 1932 AD = 1950 LH = 1962 SH = 1970 EC1 = 1971 KD1 = 1971 KN = A916 AD 
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