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3277 Aaronson (1984 AF1)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2003277
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 34 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2688483449585788 3.9782e-08  
a 3.148191511823142 1.8449e-08 au
q 2.301805434256845 1.2743e-07 au
i 8.566653108408445 4.0665e-06 deg
node 84.98862607649583 3.0755e-05 deg
peri 294.9922365315898 3.1665e-05 deg
M 270.8226506038363 1.1701e-05 deg
tp 2459505.908103922830
(2021-Oct-18.40810392)
6.9569e-05 TDB
period 2040.28173795493
5.59
1.7935e-05
4.91e-08
d
yr
n .1764462198053318 1.551e-09 deg/d
Q 3.99457758938944 2.3409e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2229  
   data-arc span      21266 days (58.22 yr)  
   first obs. used      1962-02-04  
   last obs. used      2020-04-26  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .47738  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-May-20 01:52:01  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.32076 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.54942 au 
 T_jup = 3.134 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 11.6   n/a MPO350827  
diameter diameter 19.880 km 0.147 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012ApJ...759L...8M)  
rotation period rot_per 9.80 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); 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:
[Ruthroff, J.C. (2011) Minor Planet Bull. 38, 86-88.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.112   0.016 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012ApJ...759L...8M)  

3277 Aaronson (1984 AF1)          Discovered 1984-Jan-08 by Bowell, E. at Flagstaff (AM)
Discovered at the Anderson Mesa station, which is operated by the Lowell Observatory.
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 1984 AF1 = 1962 CF = 1971 UV2 = 1982 TU2 
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