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3292 Sather (2631 P-L)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2003292
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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 27 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1731527544829408 3.6695e-08  
a 3.161397778673276 1.5483e-08 au
q 2.613993045279748 1.1616e-07 au
i 1.573328291262564 4.5179e-06 deg
node 36.92944730696017 0.00012759 deg
peri 18.65980257143399 0.00012817 deg
M 187.1095064329186 1.3679e-05 deg
tp 2459986.520072340026
(2023-Feb-11.02007234)
8.2826e-05 TDB
period 2053.133279445941
5.62
1.5083e-05
4.13e-08
d
yr
n .1753417586690474 1.2881e-09 deg/d
Q 3.708802512066804 1.8164e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1965  
   data-arc span      24036 days (65.81 yr)  
   first obs. used      1954-08-27  
   last obs. used      2020-06-17  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .4841  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Jun-23 15:56:03  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.62578 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.65392 au 
 T_jup = 3.181 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.1   n/a MPO263375  
diameter diameter 12.758 km 0.280 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.082   0.010 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

3292 Sather (2631 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
(days_HH:MM)
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
1914-Aug-03 11:15 00:03 Jupiter 1.93838341803329 1.93838232009013 1.938384515977 3.39168463392258 3.26030325525557 2420347.968443978 2.52615985080915 86.1955246857824 20.6749220778063 67.9277341932074 2047376.1054881 T 27 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Jun-23 15:56:15 2020-Jun-23 15:56
1925-Apr-14 13:20 00:02 Jupiter 1.74946969500266 1.7494689859867 1.74947040401813 2.14871541202394 1.91014626622622 2424255.055568171 2.21671690040791 50.8637877785823 14.5313632863606 -87.3116833402558 1397601.2918858 T 27 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Jun-23 15:56:15 2020-Jun-23 15:56
1936-Jan-07 14:06 00:02 Jupiter 1.69577074052354 1.69577042199379 1.69577105905309 1.69133789832145 1.36441985506835 2428175.087443315 1.81114784457377 57.2455927005424 36.8184476795591 88.4244859798285 2807327.67875604 T 27 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Jun-23 15:56:15 2020-Jun-23 15:56
1946-Oct-08 18:47 00:01 Jupiter 1.81426078069136 1.81426018460229 1.81426137678074 1.99612064577334 1.74664226222937 2432102.282485447 1.47696866720272 82.2288997537292 11.3450776988147 -89.3800172793281 2494611.32336565 T 27 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Jun-23 15:56:15 2020-Jun-23 15:56
2032-Dec-06 13:11 < 00:01 Jupiter 1.84307321596368 1.84307282184012 1.84307361008713 2.83255089784068 2.66537110273373 2463573.049176523 0.542601626360894 44.3970715809316 11.3869721539625 88.6779719514841 3346882.78768201 T 27 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Jun-23 15:56:15 2020-Jun-23 15:56
2043-Aug-21 11:01 < 00:01 Jupiter 1.69396267514668 1.69396237596461 1.69396297432865 1.85978630442154 1.56804224447926 2467482.958869388 0.826026995810217 52.0606640763947 17.5928163471764 86.8542854053321 3402421.54449992 T 27 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Jun-23 15:56:15 2020-Jun-23 15:56
2054-May-19 16:36 00:01 Jupiter 1.71326543705267 1.71326495461544 1.71326591948961 1.71095556365252 1.3923316849203 2471407.191518334 1.14532931454782 61.3621240740004 33.6237044277027 -84.417306856341 2389853.15038707 T 27 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Jun-23 15:56:15 2020-Jun-23 15:56
2065-Feb-16 13:12 00:01 Jupiter 1.89432705999869 1.89432633073049 1.89432778926732 2.28835981313196 2.08382290616854 2475333.050312244 1.47364500770064 77.9652008790842 3.89590329453512 83.2242875425018 2543589.33163678 T 27 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Jun-23 15:56:15 2020-Jun-23 15:56
2140-Aug-06 14:48 00:03 Jupiter 1.97906774341508 1.97906646527083 1.9790690215618 3.78734728792572 3.672603729396 2502897.116393246 3.28102294291196 139.96767886094 20.0736327574498 71.0361147004788 2797076.65609073 T 27 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Jun-23 15:56:15 2020-Jun-23 15:56
2151-Apr-19 00:40 00:04 Jupiter 1.75714316653815 1.7571422325275 1.7571441005486 2.36961668714018 2.15661604031137 2506804.528000403 3.5767178237616 78.6036353910634 6.96751040174721 -87.0621711479264 1535545.19252396 T 27 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Jun-23 15:56:15 2020-Jun-23 15:56
2162-Jan-06 16:33 00:04 Jupiter 1.66379394936142 1.66379361935447 1.66379427936818 1.69383955315631 1.36048169537671 2510720.189645372 3.76846953677491 67.3410248875152 48.7168366625871 -58.7022462105148 2693001.51558552 T 27 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Jun-23 15:56:15 2020-Jun-23 15:56
2172-Oct-07 11:29 00:04 Jupiter 1.75632554743668 1.75632421929477 1.75632687557848 1.83342223429184 1.54819177727419 2514646.978763731 4.07658181936227 115.11189795375 22.9220263440569 -79.2589981357913 1876886.3887946 T 27 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Jun-23 15:56:15 2020-Jun-23 15:56
2183-Jul-07 16:50 00:04 Jupiter 1.98382161412288 1.98381974406145 1.98382348418996 2.64948445117852 2.48311049607549 2518572.201342749 4.38646597684205 205.958947893069 10.792196900156 76.5049540846684 2660445.89397445 T 27 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Jun-23 15:56:15 2020-Jun-23 15:56

Alternate Designations
 2631 P-L = 1954 TR = 1977 SX 
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