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6152 Empedocles (1989 GB3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2006152
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 25 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2044008387219693 4.2469e-08  
a 2.56623179552785 1.0907e-08 au
q 2.041691864166972 1.1099e-07 au
i 5.631006425072324 4.17e-06 deg
node 5.555204363103632 4.6365e-05 deg
peri 257.3694768590586 4.7413e-05 deg
M 67.44784898891396 1.2457e-05 deg
tp 2458319.175307788976
(2018-Jul-19.67530779)
5.1385e-05 TDB
period 1501.558473905004
4.11
9.5728e-06
2.621e-08
d
yr
n .239750902982667 1.5285e-09 deg/d
Q 3.090771726888727 1.3136e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1997  
   data-arc span      14478 days (39.64 yr)  
   first obs. used      1980-01-23  
   last obs. used      2019-09-13  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .4748  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Sep-24 00:53:21  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.03501 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.02632 au 
 T_jup = 3.396 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.8   n/a MPO435757  
diameter diameter 6.889 km 0.194 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014ApJ...791..121M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.216   0.046 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012ApJ...759L...8M)  

6152 Empedocles (1989 GB3)          Discovered 1989-Apr-03 by Elst, E. W. at La Silla
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 1989 GB3 = 1980 BE6 = 1985 JY1 
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