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2451 Dollfus (1980 RQ)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2002451
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 42 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1533837262113524 1.8296e-08  
a 2.724926219637254 1.1643e-08 au
q 2.306966882418278 5.3325e-08 au
i 8.594464290951178 7.7664e-07 deg
node 331.7583977719626 5.0702e-06 deg
peri 325.204663980598 1.1595e-05 deg
M 14.70542402248338 6.7757e-06 deg
tp 2459133.387162740701
3.0965e-05 TDB
period 1642.973461792606
n .2191149208260572 1.4044e-09 deg/d
Q 3.14288555685623 1.3429e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2501  
   data-arc span      29254 days (80.09 yr)  
   first obs. used      1940-10-07  
   last obs. used      2020-11-10  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .42582  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-12 13:48:38  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.29547 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.11658 au 
 T_jup = 3.324 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 11.84   n/a E2021B10  
diameter diameter 11.848 km 0.171 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 48. h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2020-October); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on fragmentary lightcurve(s), may be completely wrong.
Published Reference List:
[Behrend, R. (2007) Observatoire de Geneve web site,]
geometric albedo albedo 0.288   0.050 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
SMASSII spectral type spec_B S   n/a EAR-A-5-DDR-TAXONOMY-V4.0 based on a high-resolution spectrum by Xu et al. (1995) or Bus and Binzel (2002)

2451 Dollfus           Discovered 1980 Sept. 2 by E. Bowell at the Anderson Mesa station of the Lowell Observatory.
Named in honor of Audouin Dollfus, astronomer at the Observatoire de Paris, Meudon. Dollfus is renowned for his fundamental work on planetary polarimetry and ground-based imaging, including studies of Saturn's rings, the Martian and lunar surfaces, and the Venus atmosphere. Recently he has worked on the polarimetric properties of minor planets.
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Reference: MPC 6531Last Updated: 2006-03-21

Alternate Designations
 1980 RQ = 1935 QS = 1940 TC = 1953 PO = 1953 SC = 1965 CH = 1974 CL1 
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