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3091 van den Heuvel (6081 P-L)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2003091
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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 .1663081725638222 3.1807e-08  
a 2.349430633549611 6.9966e-09 au
q 1.958701118318512 7.6691e-08 au
i 2.01408093192382 3.3562e-06 deg
node 228.5776478352191 0.00010051 deg
peri 10.04010954611418 0.00010131 deg
M 312.4499261774145 1.4985e-05 deg
tp 2459174.236497624796
(2020-Nov-20.73649762)
5.5142e-05 TDB
period 1315.35314494546
3.60
5.8757e-06
1.609e-08
d
yr
n .273690758549049 1.2226e-09 deg/d
Q 2.74016014878071 8.1602e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2439  
   data-arc span      23870 days (65.35 yr)  
   first obs. used      1954-12-22  
   last obs. used      2020-04-29  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .4726  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-May-20 01:49:03  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .946605 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.26553 au 
 T_jup = 3.539 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.7   n/a MPO319122  
diameter diameter 4.315 km 0.294 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014ApJ...791..121M)  
rotation period rot_per 30.9 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:
[Molnar, L.A.; Haegert, M.J. (2007) Minor Planet Bull. 34, 126-128.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.332   0.062 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014ApJ...791..121M)  

3091 van den Heuvel (6081 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
 6081 P-L = 1970 GE2 = 1977 EC8 
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