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6084 Bascom (1985 CT)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2006084
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 82 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2360482718215957 1.455e-08  
a 2.312535390377259 6.9187e-09 au
q 1.766665407952427 3.4038e-08 au
i 23.00358914447372 6.9337e-07 deg
node 147.1787989860221 2.673e-06 deg
peri 258.9159357345233 3.4044e-06 deg
M 139.5164259936501 3.2188e-06 deg
tp 2458702.701194521269
1.0294e-05 TDB
period 1284.490831068878
n .28026669501442 1.2578e-09 deg/d
Q 2.85840537280209 8.5518e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2385  
   data-arc span      25926 days (70.98 yr)  
   first obs. used      1950-03-17  
   last obs. used      2021-03-10  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .41535  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-12 18:18:55  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .906292 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.84442 au 
 T_jup = 3.443 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.95   n/a E2021B10  
diameter diameter 6.347 km 0.218 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 2.74542 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2020-October); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Higgins, D.; Pravec, P.; Kusnirak, P.; Sarounova, L.; et al. (2006) CBET 389.]
[Pravec, P.; Scheirich, P.; Vokrouhlicky, D.; Harris, A.W.; et al. (2012) Icarus 218, 125-143. See also supplemental on-line material.]
[Pravec, P.; Wolf, M.; Sarounova, L. (2013)]
geometric albedo albedo 0.220   0.030 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

6084 Bascom           Discovered 1985 Feb. 12 by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker at Palomar.
Named in memory of Florence Bascom (1862-1945), the first woman geologist in the United States. She was an expert in crystallography, mineralogy and petrography and worked in the fields of metamorphism and crystallography in their infancy. Bascom was also an educator who trained a generation of young women as professionals at Bryn Mawr, where she founded the geology department. She was the first woman hired by the U.S. Geological Survey and the first woman elected to the Council of the Geological Society of America. Her pioneering work earned her a position among the country's hundred leading geologists in the early twentieth century.
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Reference: 19980411/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-11-17

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Alternate Designations
 1985 CT = 1978 EC6 = 1992 BM1 
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