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29246 Clausius (1992 RV)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2029246
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 23 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1663985226995216 4.4126e-08  
a 2.742316283046664 1.2502e-08 au
q 2.285998904772856 1.2401e-07 au
i 8.653574381455087 4.8858e-06 deg
node 15.86653556675618 2.4922e-05 deg
peri 2.111712091195094 2.7361e-05 deg
M 296.5872056430612 1.1608e-05 deg
tp 2458892.679089217727
(2020-Feb-13.17908922)
5.3954e-05 TDB
period 1658.726337248567
4.54
1.1343e-05
3.106e-08
d
yr
n .2170339928388396 1.4841e-09 deg/d
Q 3.198633661320472 1.4582e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1874  
   data-arc span      9921 days (27.16 yr)  
   first obs. used      1992-09-02  
   last obs. used      2019-11-01  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .47118  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Nov-07 05:10:56  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.2871 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.26308 au 
 T_jup = 3.313 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.5   n/a MPO435966  
diameter diameter 11.645 km 0.041 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.046   0.008 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

29246 Clausius           Discovered 1992 Sept. 2 by F. Borngen and L. D. Schmadel at Tautenburg.
German physicist Rudolf Clausius (1822-1888) elaborated the kinetic theory of gases. He is one of the founders of the mechanical theory of heat. He formulated the second law of thermodynamics and introduced the term entropy. He is also one of the founders of statistical mechanics.
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Reference: 20020526/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

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Alternate Designations
 1992 RV = 1999 FQ49 
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