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2768 Gorky (1972 RX3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2002768
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 40 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1709662167049759 3.4064e-08  
a 2.234349126665125 5.7345e-09 au
q 1.852350909681122 7.5339e-08 au
i 6.276401187538896 3.7654e-06 deg
node 53.27908445633171 3.0897e-05 deg
peri 335.1573035882149 3.2588e-05 deg
M 81.0879306323327 1.0537e-05 deg
tp 2458725.724064496554
3.5507e-05 TDB
period 1219.902098991263
n .2951056484759589 1.1361e-09 deg/d
Q 2.616347343649128 6.715e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2673  
   data-arc span      31454 days (86.12 yr)  
   first obs. used      1934-04-06  
   last obs. used      2020-05-18  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .42739  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Nov-13 04:06:16  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .859864 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.82376 au 
 T_jup = 3.612 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.2   n/a MPO502179  
diameter diameter 8.887 km 0.421 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 4.507 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Pray, D.P.; Galad, A.; Husark, M.; Oey, J. (2008) Minor Planet Bull. 35, 34-37.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.323   0.067 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

2768 Gorky (1972 RX3)          Discovered 1972-Sep-06 by Zhuravleva, L. at Nauchnyj
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Close-Approach Data   ...sorted by Date/Time (TDB)
Date/Time (TDB) Time Uncertainty
Body Nominal Distance (au) Minimum Distance (au) Maximum Distance (au) V-relative (km/s) V-infinity (km/s) JD (TDB) Time Uncertainty (minutes) Semi-major axis (km) Semi-minor axis (km) range-LOV angle (deg) N-sigma BP Orbit Ref. Reference Modified
2180-Mar-17 08:58 00:02 Iris 0.0470285615894235 0.0470272809284862 0.0470298475855721 4.91032410592761 4.91032408103324 2517364.873824661 1.79421031676305 826.430037007463 18.2793095181682 -85.7453884143209 383679.192989278 T 40 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Nov-13 04:06:23 2020-Nov-13 04:06

Alternate Designations
 1972 RX3 = 1934 GM = 1951 JO = 1974 FZ1 = 1979 YV2 
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