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2267 Agassiz (1977 RF)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2002267
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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 .1387756385807838 3.1052e-08  
a 2.21708367354159 6.6004e-09 au
q 1.909406470958826 7.0434e-08 au
i 1.952580472118693 3.3944e-06 deg
node 328.5546438087132 0.0001069 deg
peri 300.1729741044671 0.00010802 deg
M 278.7205959584255 1.6999e-05 deg
tp 2458872.738512103236
5.7329e-05 TDB
period 1205.789652530361
n .298559536685803 1.3332e-09 deg/d
Q 2.524760876124354 7.5164e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2489  
   data-arc span      31510 days (86.27 yr)  
   first obs. used      1933-01-31  
   last obs. used      2019-05-10  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .46484  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-May-29 19:33:05  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .893807 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.55615 au 
 T_jup = 3.639 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.6   n/a MPO435718  
diameter diameter 5.094 km 0.100 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
geometric albedo albedo 0.226   0.048 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

2267 Agassiz           Discovered 1977 Sept. 9 at Harvard College Observatory, Agassiz Station.
Named in memory of Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz (1807-1873), Swiss-born naturalist, later a professor at Harvard, where he was the leading U.S. opponent of Darwin; his son Alexander Agassiz (1835-1910), marine zoologist and oceanographer; and his grandson George Russell Agassiz (1862-1951), for many years a friend and benefactor of the Harvard Observatory and for whom the Agassiz Station is named.
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Reference: MPC 5451Last Updated: 2006-03-21

Alternate Designations
 1977 RF = 1933 BB1 = 1973 FJ1 = 1976 JB 
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