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6259 Maillol (3236 T-2)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2006259
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 28 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1358850017263847 4.9235e-08  
a 2.27733001128607 6.8396e-09 au
q 1.967875018770915 1.1095e-07 au
i 6.702385274447878 4.8477e-06 deg
node 38.47559600487978 2.8279e-05 deg
peri 149.5286657749197 3.0908e-05 deg
M 22.90387099505203 1.1283e-05 deg
tp 2458920.637340384174
3.9391e-05 TDB
period 1255.270668783826
n .2867907368127923 1.292e-09 deg/d
Q 2.586785003801225 7.769e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2073  
   data-arc span      17639 days (48.29 yr)  
   first obs. used      1972-04-18  
   last obs. used      2020-08-03  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .47511  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Aug-24 23:37:50  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .971157 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.37119 au 
 T_jup = 3.587 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.8   n/a MPO502213  
diameter diameter 4.464 km 0.082 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
geometric albedo albedo 0.353   0.062 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

6259 Maillol (3236 T-2)          Discovered 1973-Sep-30 by van Houten and Gehrels at Palomar
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

Alternate Designations
 3236 T-2 = 1972 HJ = 1989 GD 
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