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8344 Babette (1987 BB)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2008344
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 25 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1605219079398494 2.8762e-08  
a 2.37720063959605 8.3246e-09 au
q 1.995607857372262 6.954e-08 au
i .3851700613892933 3.3093e-06 deg
node 145.5739557482796 0.00056377 deg
peri 353.7232344729397 0.0005639 deg
M 279.7858579818233 1.368e-05 deg
tp 2458898.794761341802
(2020-Feb-19.29476134)
5.1609e-05 TDB
period 1338.742912175199
3.67
7.0321e-06
1.925e-08
d
yr
n .2689089867262636 1.4125e-09 deg/d
Q 2.758793421819838 9.6608e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1518  
   data-arc span      11967 days (32.76 yr)  
   first obs. used      1987-01-25  
   last obs. used      2019-10-31  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .5166  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Nov-07 03:09:30  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.00932 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.26513 au 
 T_jup = 3.523 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.6   n/a MPO309216  
diameter diameter 2.695 km 0.489 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.292   0.188 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

8344 Babette           Discovered 1987 Jan. 25 by T. Niijima and T. Urata at Ojima.
Babette ("Babbie") Whipple (née Samelson, b. 1918) was a teacher, researcher and psychotherapist, and as the wife of astronomer Fred L. Whipple was a firm believer in supporting science and in encouraging social contacts among scientists (and scientists' spouses) as a way of promoting interdisciplinary discussion.
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Reference: 20080819/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2008-08-25

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Alternate Designations
 1987 BB = 1991 GZ2 
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