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3047 Goethe (6091 P-L)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2003047
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 35 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .02554893732347632 2.2554e-08  
a 2.641969075258696 8.2297e-09 au
q 2.574469572944349 6.2221e-08 au
i 1.612154417783809 5.5555e-07 deg
node 317.1424037490006 2.9664e-05 deg
peri 80.9767915089611 5.0709e-05 deg
M 329.7222636354496 3.1998e-05 deg
tp 2459332.420085458048
0.00013937 TDB
period 1568.519858720369
n .2295157424998721 1.0724e-09 deg/d
Q 2.709468577573043 8.44e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2877  
   data-arc span      22051 days (60.37 yr)  
   first obs. used      1960-09-24  
   last obs. used      2021-02-07  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .43133  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-12 14:37:08  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.5797 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.37562 au 
 T_jup = 3.394 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.96   n/a MPCxxxxx  
diameter diameter 5.846 km 0.117 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
geometric albedo albedo 0.362   0.052 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

3047 Goethe (6091 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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Close-Approach Data   ...sorted by Date/Time (TDB)
Date/Time (TDB) Time Uncertainty
Body Nominal Distance (au) Minimum Distance (au) Maximum Distance (au) V-relative (km/s) V-infinity (km/s) JD (TDB) Time Uncertainty (minutes) Semi-major axis (km) Semi-minor axis (km) range-LOV angle (deg) N-sigma BP Orbit Ref. Reference Modified
2156-May-01 17:45 00:01 Amphi 0.0496713341638908 0.0496644398909463 0.0496782301612515 1.65793930251602 1.65793923270908 2508644.239765654 1.35085898268211 574.474747008952 25.1641483136456 53.4676029156218 236695.42416598 T 35 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Apr-12 14:38:12 2021-Apr-12 14:38

Alternate Designations
 6091 P-L = 1969 UG = 1976 JU6 = 1982 VO 
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