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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 26 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2044008492490911 4.0227e-08  
a 2.566231794674348 1.039e-08 au
q 2.041691836472892 1.0445e-07 au
i 5.631006486829675 4.1242e-06 deg
node 5.555202316759218 4.3724e-05 deg
peri 257.3694798833592 4.4821e-05 deg
M 67.44784885320936 1.2457e-05 deg
tp 2458319.175308495347
(2018-Jul-19.67530850)
5.138e-05 TDB
period 1501.558473155901
4.11
9.1188e-06
2.497e-08
d
yr
n .2397509031022748 1.456e-09 deg/d
Q 3.090771752875805 1.2513e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2172  
   data-arc span      14526 days (39.77 yr)  
   first obs. used      1980-01-23  
   last obs. used      2019-10-31  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .46105  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Nov-07 02:51:58  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.03501 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.02632 au 
 T_jup = 3.396 
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456368.5 (2013-Mar-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 26 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2039741443647988 4.0109e-08  
q 2.042866939508682 1.0405e-07 au
tp 2456818.728318610183
(2014-Jun-10.22831861)
4.9462e-05 TDB
node 5.583852358123376 4.3692e-05 deg
peri 257.6593185814793 4.4799e-05 deg
i 5.633221792790475 4.125e-06 deg
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2172  
   data-arc span      14526 days (39.77 yr)  
   first obs. used      1980-01-23  
   last obs. used      2019-10-31  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .46105  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Nov-07 02:51:58  

Additional Information
 Jupiter MOID = 2.02632 au 
 T_jup = 3.396 
Orbit Covariance (6×6)
  e q tp node peri i
e 1.608700701149301E-15 -4.160295945708355E-15 3.954504245556707E-14 3.21385555449293E-15 -6.049814433737686E-15 3.74468946751882E-16
q -4.160295945708355E-15 1.082707414685689E-14 -4.472968355171776E-14 -1.013847386657641E-14 2.326178278529138E-14 -4.839336126080772E-16
tp 3.954504245556707E-14 -4.472968355171776E-14 2.446495147250981E-9 6.946096062038031E-12 5.10822068384771E-10 6.06821927111536E-13
node 3.21385555449293E-15 -1.013847386657641E-14 6.946096062038031E-12 1.909033992458831E-9 -1.898132902937952E-9 1.020794718076162E-11
peri -6.049814433737686E-15 2.326178278529138E-14 5.10822068384771E-10 -1.898132902937952E-9 2.006942659384464E-9 -1.001712664488044E-11
i 3.74468946751882E-16 -4.839336126080772E-16 6.06821927111536E-13 1.020794718076162E-11 -1.001712664488044E-11 1.701569043156504E-11

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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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