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2023 Asaph (1952 SA)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2002023
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 24 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2795238625423939 8.2011e-08  
a 2.878801450561771 1.6756e-08 au
q 2.074107749608098 2.3228e-07 au
i 22.33683435297162 7.5097e-06 deg
node 3.086011088047639 1.0687e-05 deg
peri 357.3129071640548 1.4376e-05 deg
M 301.0420600291952 1.6737e-05 deg
tp 2459292.683573240924
8.5074e-05 TDB
period 1784.086866312148
n .2017838967360088 1.7617e-09 deg/d
Q 3.683495151515443 2.1439e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1666  
   data-arc span      24343 days (66.65 yr)  
   first obs. used      1952-09-16  
   last obs. used      2019-05-11  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .44737  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-May-29 19:29:24  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.07168 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.77218 au 
 T_jup = 3.129 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 11.7   n/a MPO395012  
diameter diameter 19.678 km 0.264 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 3.87 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:
[Warner, B.D. (2010) Minor Planet Bull. 37, 150-151.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.096   0.018 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

2023 Asaph (1952 SA)          Discovered 1952-Sep-16 by Goethe Link Observatory at Brooklyn
Discovered by the Indiana Asteroid Program, Goethe Link Observatory, University of Indiana. This program was conceived and directed by F. K. Edmondson; the plates were blinked and measured astrometrically by B. Potter and, following her retirement, by D. Owings; and the photometry was performed under the direction of T. Gehrels. During the years 1947-1967, in which the plates were exposed, a large number of people participated in various aspects of the program.
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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