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4643 Cisneros (1990 QD6)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2004643
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459396.5 (2021-Jul-01.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 44 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1994616502725397 1.4496e-08  
a 2.364278399244578 5.8607e-09 au
q 1.892695528027536 3.4425e-08 au
i 1.775976280924702 4.1403e-07 deg
node 106.8358265889672 2.4268e-05 deg
peri 188.1426970284733 2.572e-05 deg
M 206.2473435757356 4.3562e-06 deg
tp 2459963.608916495981
1.6789e-05 TDB
period 1327.841838226178
n .2711166267218335 1.0081e-09 deg/d
Q 2.835861270461621 7.0297e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2997  
   data-arc span      19300 days (52.84 yr)  
   first obs. used      1968-07-25  
   last obs. used      2021-05-28  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .45294  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Jul-07 23:19:07  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .876278 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.36163 au 
 T_jup = 3.521 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.57   n/a E2021B10  
diameter diameter 5.683 km 0.248 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 5.25 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2020-October); 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:
[Chang, C.K.; Ip, W.-H.; Lin, H.-W.; Cheng, Y.C.; et al. (2015) Astrophys. J. Supp. Ser. 219, A27.]
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.262   0.044 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

4643 Cisneros           Discovered 1990 Aug. 23 by H. E. Holt at Palomar.
Named in honor of Ernest Cisneros (b. 1964), one of the unsung heroes of planetary science. Cisneros began his career as a field geologist but has turned his energies to computer system management, software development, networking and data processing. Throughout the flight portion of the NEAR mission, Ernest insured that key hardware and software elements were developed and implemented. During the flybys of (253) Mathilde and (433) Eros (as well as the earth), Ernest worked with the science team delivering calibrated data within minutes of telemetry arrival for both optical navigation and science analysis. Name proposed by J. Veverka and citation written by M. Robinson.
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Reference: 19990728/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-06-11

Alternate Designations
 1990 QD6 = 1957 MF = 1968 OX = 1972 RK2 = 1972 TV3 = 1975 GK1 = 1975 GP1 = 1979 QF7 = 1983 UJ = 1989 EN9 = 1990 QQ5 
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