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7179 Gassendi (1991 GQ6)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2007179
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 33 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1296434247423593 3.3648e-08  
a 2.935529006596351 1.2821e-08 au
q 2.554956972750664 9.9179e-08 au
i 1.1257737001864 4.7705e-06 deg
node 200.8366153104568 0.00018668 deg
peri 212.7995777588592 0.00018755 deg
M 66.51640385609296 1.7741e-05 deg
tp 2458661.066852156141
(2019-Jun-26.56685216)
9.0307e-05 TDB
period 1837.079669673029
5.03
1.2035e-05
3.295e-08
d
yr
n .1959631941624362 1.2838e-09 deg/d
Q 3.316101040442037 1.4483e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2239  
   data-arc span      16984 days (46.50 yr)  
   first obs. used      1973-10-26  
   last obs. used      2020-04-26  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .46222  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-May-20 02:43:12  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.56629 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.02667 au 
 T_jup = 3.262 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.0   n/a MPO337315  
diameter diameter 6.997 km 0.119 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.300   0.036 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

7179 Gassendi (1991 GQ6)          Discovered 1991-Apr-08 by Elst, E. W. at La Silla
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 1991 GQ6 = 1973 UT = 1978 RE5 = 1978 TS3 = 1980 BP4 = 1993 RH17 = 1996 GY20 
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