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3263 Bligh (1932 CN)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2003263
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Orbit Viewer applet originally written and kindly provided by Osamu Ajiki (AstroArts), and further modified by Ron Baalke (JPL).

Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 35 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .06735312860439793 3.6852e-08  
a 2.414497181302378 8.952e-09 au
q 2.251873242135163 8.8016e-08 au
i 7.731571246051716 4.1254e-06 deg
node 78.40017730892339 2.5129e-05 deg
peri 11.31533934614069 3.7501e-05 deg
M 241.6710650708053 2.8504e-05 deg
tp 2459450.929613719032
0.00010927 TDB
period 1370.372014553169
n .2627023875099957 1.461e-09 deg/d
Q 2.577121120469594 9.5549e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2199  
   data-arc span      32222 days (88.22 yr)  
   first obs. used      1932-02-05  
   last obs. used      2020-04-25  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .46365  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-May-20 01:52:01  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.26874 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.55781 au 
 T_jup = 3.502 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.0   n/a MPO384781  
diameter diameter 4.931 km 0.125 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 3.193 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:
[Casalnuovo, G.B. (2014) Minor Planet Bull. 41, 85-86.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.458   0.044 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

3263 Bligh (1932 CN)          Discovered 1932-Feb-05 by Reinmuth, K. at Heidelberg
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

Alternate Designations
 1932 CN = 1949 UP = 1974 HG3 = 1983 WD 
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