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6205 Menottigalli (1983 OD)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2006205
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 31 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2324527892131629 2.9516e-08  
a 2.363884685920397 7.8177e-09 au
q 1.81439309729992 7.1217e-08 au
i 13.81169976487552 3.5374e-06 deg
node 131.8348915174174 1.5367e-05 deg
peri 215.6323320553058 1.7264e-05 deg
M 28.9685349509752 9.0172e-06 deg
tp 2458893.677708832421
3.3095e-05 TDB
period 1327.510172171613
n .2711843626863457 1.3453e-09 deg/d
Q 2.913376274540875 9.635e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1895  
   data-arc span      13239 days (36.25 yr)  
   first obs. used      1983-07-17  
   last obs. used      2019-10-15  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .45161  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-22 17:57:02  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .822495 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.5219 au 
 T_jup = 3.474 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.6   n/a MPO492824  
diameter diameter 8.209 km 0.138 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 15.252 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Pravec, P.; Wolf, M.; Sarounova, L. (2019)]
geometric albedo albedo 0.121   0.008 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

6205 Menottigalli           Discovered 1983 July 17 by E. Bowell at the Anderson Mesa Station of Lowell Observatory.
Named in honor of Menotti Galli (b. 1922), a physicist at the University of Bologna. Galli's research activity began with the study of cosmic rays and meteorites and was subsequently extended to the physics of the sun and the heliosphere. He has studied sun-earth relationships, cosmogenic isotopes and radiocarbon in tree rings. He suggested searching for microparticles embedded in the resin of trees surviving the Tunguska explosion, and he participated in the 1991 expedition to collect the necessary wood samples, with the result that a group of elements was identified as possible constituents of the Tunguska body. Name suggested and citation provided by M. di Martino.
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Reference: 19990202/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-06-11

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