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3363 Bowen (1960 EE)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2003363
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459396.5 (2021-Jul-01.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 45 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1011236746537105 1.2728e-08  
a 2.77563600108055 9.9753e-09 au
q 2.494953489150154 3.3933e-08 au
i 3.331880078055615 7.6256e-07 deg
node 183.1541022673558 1.189e-05 deg
peri 312.1375122582911 1.6201e-05 deg
M 121.6027540719204 1.0114e-05 deg
tp 2458825.963931874271
4.6847e-05 TDB
period 1689.048789172862
n .2131377153269174 1.149e-09 deg/d
Q 3.056318513010945 1.0984e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      3193  
   data-arc span      24754 days (67.77 yr)  
   first obs. used      1953-10-31  
   last obs. used      2021-08-09  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .4163  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Aug-25 09:35:11  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.51089 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.97118 au 
 T_jup = 3.325 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.23   n/a MPO636114  
diameter diameter 9.365 km 0.197 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 3.0219 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2020-October); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Pravec, P.; Wolf, M.; Sarounova, L. (2015)]
[Oey, J.; Groom, R. (2018) Minor Planet Bull. 45, 363-366.]
[Behrend, R. (2020) Observatoire de Geneve web site,]
[Pravec, P.; Wolf, M.; Sarounova, L. (2020)]
geometric albedo albedo 0.319   0.048 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
SMASSII spectral type spec_B Sq   n/a EAR-A-5-DDR-TAXONOMY-V4.0 based on a high-resolution spectrum by Xu et al. (1995) or Bus and Binzel (2002)

3363 Bowen (1960 EE)          Discovered 1960-Mar-06 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
 1960 EE = 1953 TM3 = 1972 XB2 = 1974 HA1 = 1976 SB3 = 1981 SX8 = 1981 UR14 = 1981 WJ = 1983 CL3 = 1985 RK2 
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