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2026 Cottrell (1955 FF)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2002026
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 31 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1148459014831851 4.3925e-08  
a 2.446551212854006 8.29e-09 au
q 2.165574833289008 1.0884e-07 au
i 2.450784957687682 3.9409e-06 deg
node 311.084507743585 8.731e-05 deg
peri 211.6908997561858 8.8526e-05 deg
M 32.68761580401149 1.4076e-05 deg
tp 2458873.585676952236
5.4645e-05 TDB
period 1397.751263693812
n .2575565548398323 1.3091e-09 deg/d
Q 2.727527592419004 9.2421e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2664  
   data-arc span      25167 days (68.90 yr)  
   first obs. used      1951-03-10  
   last obs. used      2020-02-03  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .44487  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-22 16:10:57  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.17402 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.25361 au 
 T_jup = 3.488 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.1   n/a MPO502172  
diameter diameter 14.279 km 0.071 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 4.4994 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Klinglesmith III, D.A. (2012) Minor Planet Bull. 39, 109-110.]
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.050   0.005 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

2026 Cottrell (1955 FF)          Discovered 1955-Mar-30 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
 1955 FF = 1951 EL1 = 1972 TE1 
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