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3984 Chacos (1984 SB6)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2003984
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 24 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1817139451229573 3.2889e-08  
a 2.436225815418912 7.5474e-09 au
q 1.993529611288748 8.009e-08 au
i 2.938227849113372 4.3976e-06 deg
node 99.99333025856409 6.9564e-05 deg
peri 263.5473474894049 7.0689e-05 deg
M 137.2436672648324 1.3622e-05 deg
tp 2458471.001722483203
(2018-Dec-18.50172248)
5.148e-05 TDB
period 1388.912025632616
3.80
6.4542e-06
1.767e-08
d
yr
n .2591956822002665 1.2045e-09 deg/d
Q 2.878922019549076 8.9189e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1824  
   data-arc span      18429 days (50.46 yr)  
   first obs. used      1969-11-11  
   last obs. used      2020-04-26  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .5053  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-May-20 02:02:15  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .993775 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.57947 au 
 T_jup = 3.480 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.5   n/a MPO452220  
diameter diameter 7.569 km 0.141 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.050   0.011 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012ApJ...759L...8M)  

3984 Chacos           Discovered 1984 Sept. 21 by H. Debehogne at the European Southern Observatory.
Albert Anthony Chacos (b. 1953) helped further the exploration of the planets as a key engineer for NASA's New Horizons Pluto-Kuiper Belt mission. He also played important roles in other space missions, including the Messenger mission to Mercury.
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Reference: 20051215/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2006-03-22

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Alternate Designations
 1984 SB6 = 1969 VE1 = 1980 PS2 
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