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6237 Chikushi (1989 CV)
Classification: Outer Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2006237
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 34 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .07281183176037015 4.2201e-08  
a 3.936155803841611 3.8668e-08 au
q 3.649557089669692 1.6962e-07 au
i 5.359477370908054 4.9037e-06 deg
node 25.50393605682724 4.396e-05 deg
peri 206.8490893731838 5.6667e-05 deg
M 259.8939705949604 3.8883e-05 deg
tp 2459793.666901519440
0.00031387 TDB
period 2852.376487650638
n .126210548137183 1.8598e-09 deg/d
Q 4.222754518013531 4.1483e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2128  
   data-arc span      23478 days (64.28 yr)  
   first obs. used      1955-10-25  
   last obs. used      2020-02-04  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .47124  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-22 17:58:02  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 2.6401 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .778057 au 
 T_jup = 3.049 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 11.5   n/a MPO384811  
diameter diameter 37.4 km n/a DASTCOM value unverified
rotation period rot_per 7.787 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]
[Warner, B.D.; Stephens, R.D. (2018) Minor Planet Bull. 45, 35-39.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.0348   0.008 EAR-A-5-DDR-ALBEDOS-V1.0:IMPS IMPS quality code 2: from the PDS IMPS singleton file

6237 Chikushi           Discovered 1989 Feb. 4 by T. Seki at Geisei.
This is the old name of the Fukuoka region in northern Kyushu. During 1944--1947 the Chikushi Astronomical Association was active. Several of its members, including Isao Ebihara, Takeo Mori, Mineo Nishiyama, Kiichiro Hurukawa and Ichiro Hasegawa, made their first studies of the orbits of comets and minor planets.
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Reference: 19961224/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-09-26

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Alternate Designations
 1989 CV = 1985 QZ5 
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