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5508 Gomyou (1988 EB)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2005508
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 30 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2235340922054127 2.7886e-08  
a 2.843710290335099 1.241e-08 au
q 2.208044092089852 7.9081e-08 au
i 6.767785627256722 4.2882e-06 deg
node 36.14191025661011 3.282e-05 deg
peri 70.90809533358936 3.4984e-05 deg
M 296.7273368634854 1.2522e-05 deg
tp 2459308.350642728017
6.2115e-05 TDB
period 1751.565777197836
n .2055303915425488 1.3455e-09 deg/d
Q 3.479376488580346 1.5185e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2297  
   data-arc span      18769 days (51.39 yr)  
   first obs. used      1969-03-12  
   last obs. used      2020-07-31  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .4603  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Aug-24 23:29:41  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.23579 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.72774 au 
 T_jup = 3.261 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.4   n/a MPO416772  
diameter diameter 15.358 km 0.194 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 8.802 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:
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.093   0.011 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

5508 Gomyou           Discovered 1988 Mar. 9 at Oohira.
Gomyou is located in the north of Kakegawa City, where comet C/1994 N1 and nova V475 Sct (2003) were discovered by Hideo Nishimura. Recently many people have visited Gomyou to enjoy watching the stars. The name was suggested by S. Kaneko.
NOTE: some special characters may not display properly (any characters within {} are an attempt to place the proper accent above a character)
Reference: 20090806/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2011-05-09

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Alternate Designations
 1988 EB = 1948 UK = 1969 EV = 1986 SS 
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