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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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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456567.5 (2013-Oct-02.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 29 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2041101804662336 3.861e-08  
q 2.042411348691881 9.9705e-08 au
tp 2456818.708504942645
(2014-Jun-10.20850494)
4.9303e-05 TDB
node 5.581567011082562 4.1754e-05 deg
peri 257.67822775809 4.2884e-05 deg
i 5.633508284951392 4.0419e-06 deg
  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
 Jupiter MOID = 2.02662 au 
 T_jup = 3.396 
Orbit Covariance (6×6)
  e q tp node peri i
e 1.490737924355695E-15 -3.837226010272256E-15 4.671641992469592E-15 9.359505053905422E-16 -2.058777174000274E-14 5.321683895834559E-16
q -3.837226010272256E-15 9.941042820764215E-15 5.199629992289513E-14 -3.274649707754221E-15 6.328090448346842E-14 -8.937123832297151E-16
tp 4.671641992469592E-15 5.199629992289513E-14 2.430743468993786E-9 9.539596862921188E-12 5.01880552139842E-10 4.343926511739391E-13
node 9.359505053905422E-16 -3.274649707754221E-15 9.539596862921188E-12 1.743391674595914E-9 -1.73274727653458E-9 2.043173393194103E-11
peri -2.058777174000274E-14 6.328090448346842E-14 5.01880552139842E-10 -1.73274727653458E-9 1.839002188395679E-9 -2.023137174298714E-11
i 5.321683895834559E-16 -8.937123832297151E-16 4.343926511739391E-13 2.043173393194103E-11 -2.023137174298714E-11 1.633732586526762E-11

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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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Alternate Designations
 1989 GB3 = 1980 BE6 = 1985 JY1 
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