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3167 Babcock (1955 RS)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2003167
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 31 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1069760462090702 4.7116e-08  
a 2.540840302264039 1.397e-08 au
q 2.269031252679173 1.2171e-07 au
i 15.55760809813737 5.2688e-06 deg
node 17.59752905971103 1.8109e-05 deg
peri 257.3379119391431 3.3908e-05 deg
M 70.74167566603383 3.0989e-05 deg
tp 2458709.805159830036
(2019-Aug-14.30515983)
0.00012759 TDB
period 1479.328012460894
4.05
1.2201e-05
3.34e-08
d
yr
n .24335373694515 2.0071e-09 deg/d
Q 2.812649351848904 1.5465e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2798  
   data-arc span      27779 days (76.05 yr)  
   first obs. used      1943-10-05  
   last obs. used      2019-10-25  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .33353  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-22 16:40:10  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.31252 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.34444 au 
 T_jup = 3.387 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 11.3   n/a MPO452207  
diameter diameter 13.134 km 0.147 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014ApJ...791..121M)  
rotation period rot_per 15.450 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:
[Gross, J. (2003) Minor Planet Bull. 30, 44-46.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.282   0.051 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014ApJ...791..121M)  

3167 Babcock (1955 RS)          Discovered 1955-Sep-13 by Goethe Link Observatory at Brooklyn
Discovered by the Indiana Asteroid Program, Goethe Link Observatory, University of Indiana. This program was conceived and directed by F. K. Edmondson; the plates were blinked and measured astrometrically by B. Potter and, following her retirement, by D. Owings; and the photometry was performed under the direction of T. Gehrels. During the years 1947-1967, in which the plates were exposed, a large number of people participated in various aspects of the program.
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 1955 RS = 1943 TH = 1955 SC2 = 1966 FF = 1971 QL1 = 1971 SB4 = 1974 FS = 1974 HB1 = 1979 SX1 
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