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6278 Ametkhan (1971 TF)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2006278
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 24 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1789891635677031 5.106e-08  
a 2.435169840022036 1.0707e-08 au
q 1.999300827211195 1.2171e-07 au
i 2.104386516953996 5.2359e-06 deg
node 348.7219563971013 0.00010553 deg
peri 35.65978247855773 0.00010609 deg
M 178.3439891855076 1.3839e-05 deg
tp 2457912.880336859328
(2017-Jun-08.38033686)
5.0686e-05 TDB
period 1388.009093332299
3.80
9.1545e-06
2.506e-08
d
yr
n .2593642950391056 1.7106e-09 deg/d
Q 2.871038852832878 1.2624e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1690  
   data-arc span      17379 days (47.58 yr)  
   first obs. used      1971-10-10  
   last obs. used      2019-05-10  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .49613  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-May-30 01:16:18  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.00265 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.58504 au 
 T_jup = 3.482 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.1   n/a MPO267733  
diameter diameter 8.879 km 0.100 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.044   0.013 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

6278 Ametkhan           Discovered 1971 Oct. 10 by B. A. Burnasheva at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
The Crimea's famous inhabitant Sultan Amet-khan (1920-1971) was an honored test pilot of the former U.S.S.R. He perished in an air disaster while testing a new airplane.
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Reference: 20020128/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

Alternate Designations
 1971 TF = 1986 PA5 
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