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6152 Empedocles (1989 GB3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2006152
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 29 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2042080972659008 3.8722e-08  
a 2.567032979483288 1.0029e-08 au
q 2.04282405912419 1.0003e-07 au
i 5.629845354768401 4.0402e-06 deg
node 5.546789315519979 4.1794e-05 deg
peri 257.46193322 4.2916e-05 deg
M 163.2380777278699 1.2677e-05 deg
tp 2458319.315793126163
(2018-Jul-19.81579313)
5.1414e-05 TDB
period 1502.261714226946
4.11
8.8039e-06
2.41e-08
d
yr
n .239638670539676 1.4044e-09 deg/d
Q 3.091241899842387 1.2077e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2319  
   data-arc span      14623 days (40.04 yr)  
   first obs. used      1980-01-23  
   last obs. used      2020-02-05  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .45562  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-22 17:55:36  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.03648 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.02662 au 
 T_jup = 3.396 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.9   n/a MPO502212  
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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Close-Approach Data   ...sorted by Date/Time (TDB)
Date/Time (TDB) Time Uncertainty
(days_HH:MM)
Body Nominal Distance (au) Minimum Distance (au) Maximum Distance (au) V-relative (km/s) V-infinity (km/s) JD (TDB) Time Uncertainty (minutes) Semi-major axis (km) Semi-minor axis (km) range-LOV angle (deg) N-sigma BP Orbit Ref. Reference Modified
1951-Aug-10 07:32 < 00:01 Hebe 0.0379751029724723 0.0379712772708661 0.0379789294472739 8.71928863482909 8.7192886160542 2433868.813903154 0.698726654763804 335.01437671544 36.9686269880585 -55.8008083847109 127436.813142099 T 29 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Feb-22 17:55:55 2020-Feb-22 17:55
1959-Dec-25 05:25 < 00:01 Amphi 0.0469573441431889 0.0469528527870161 0.0469618358864302 5.36255150207156 5.36255147924197 2436927.725864975 0.491438519443668 311.470239734761 42.6120650342546 -44.5625127092121 116750.48723496 T 29 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Feb-22 17:55:55 2020-Feb-22 17:55
1996-Dec-05 00:23 < 00:01 Hebe 0.0462165795020077 0.0462150181605119 0.0462181408530704 8.7697915709355 8.76979155559744 2450422.516291173 0.254697295522921 86.5587292596555 37.527436393252 -29.0225615777449 113418.757299371 T 29 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Feb-22 17:55:55 2020-Feb-22 17:55

Alternate Designations
 1989 GB3 = 1980 BE6 = 1985 JY1 
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