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2986 Mrinalini (2525 P-L)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2002986
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 34 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1622432936537545 3.7594e-08  
a 3.167958096893315 1.4388e-08 au
q 2.653978141096264 1.1909e-07 au
i 2.536549764254704 3.7511e-06 deg
node 51.24943604976261 8.2862e-05 deg
peri 303.1428659768169 8.3447e-05 deg
M 190.3491650129057 1.2119e-05 deg
tp 2459971.057053812589
7.2869e-05 TDB
period 2059.527378094612
n .1747973849869658 1.1908e-09 deg/d
Q 3.681938052690367 1.6722e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2579  
   data-arc span      23986 days (65.67 yr)  
   first obs. used      1954-08-27  
   last obs. used      2020-04-28  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .46188  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-May-20 01:48:06  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.6503 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.75998 au 
 T_jup = 3.181 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.1   n/a MPO324333  
diameter diameter 19.210 km 0.295 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 15.9 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:
[Galad, A. (2009) Minor Planet Bull. 36, 183-186.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.083   0.016 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

2986 Mrinalini (2525 P-L)          Discovered 1960-Sep-24 by PLS at Palomar
These planets have all been discovered as a result of the Palomar survey of faint minor planets and subsequently identified with planets observed at other oppositions. In Sept. and Oct. 1960, T. Gehrels exposed 130 plates with the 122 cm Schmidt camera at Palomar. In the following years C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld measured these plates astrometrically and photometrically at Leiden. P. Herget, Cincinnati, computed the orbits of the planets found on the NORC computer, Dahlgren, Virginia, USA.
Note: "planet" implies "minor planet"
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 2525 P-L = 1977 QG1 = 1980 DB4 = 1986 ET3 
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