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8437 Bernicla (3057 T-1)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2008437
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 28 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .0434574253756559 3.6272e-08  
a 2.529660017371134 1.0768e-08 au
q 2.419727505940447 9.2792e-08 au
i 2.446446227749759 4.2675e-06 deg
node 230.4939942966353 9.6358e-05 deg
peri 42.25488371546319 0.00011363 deg
M 3.101288775727644 6.2138e-05 deg
tp 2458987.840068137031
(2020-May-18.34006814)
0.00025366 TDB
period 1469.574683382828
4.02
9.3835e-06
2.569e-08
d
yr
n .2449688362699013 1.5642e-09 deg/d
Q 2.63959252880182 1.1236e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1337  
   data-arc span      18049 days (49.42 yr)  
   first obs. used      1971-03-24  
   last obs. used      2020-08-22  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .5034  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Nov-13 03:20:49  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.40417 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.38832 au 
 T_jup = 3.449 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.7   n/a MPO279604  
diameter diameter 2.784 km 0.614 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.329   0.193 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

8437 Bernicla           Discovered 1971 Mar. 26 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
Named for branta bernicla, or Brant goose.
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Reference: 19990202/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-06-11

Alternate Designations
 3057 T-1 = 1977 XA3 = 1991 EK7 
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