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6540 Stepling (1982 SL1)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2006540
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 30 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1713292893401522 3.534e-08  
a 2.195537544660948 5.5825e-09 au
q 1.819377657414565 7.7412e-08 au
i 4.679842758425039 3.7587e-06 deg
node 192.8615296525385 4.3523e-05 deg
peri 182.6354590248117 4.4706e-05 deg
M 193.2305684113796 1.0566e-05 deg
tp 2459550.957352276209
3.5305e-05 TDB
period 1188.255215189911
n .3029652177394094 1.1555e-09 deg/d
Q 2.571697431907331 6.5389e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2197  
   data-arc span      13678 days (37.45 yr)  
   first obs. used      1982-08-23  
   last obs. used      2020-02-03  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .45419  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-22 18:05:49  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .820461 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.89102 au 
 T_jup = 3.646 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.7   n/a MPO452260  
diameter diameter 5.159 km 0.091 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 65.3 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Benishek, V. (2019) Minor Planet Bull. 46, 208-210.]
[Pravec, P.; Wolf, M.; Sarounova, L. (2019)]
geometric albedo albedo 0.241   0.044 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

6540 Stepling           Discovered 1982 Sept. 16 by A. Mrkos at Klet.
Named in memory of Joseph Stepling (1716-1778), founder and the first director of the astronomical observatory at the Jesuit college in Prague called Klementinum (1751). He was also known for introducing Newtonian physics to Prague. Name suggested by J. Ticha and M. Šolc.
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Reference: 19980211/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-11-17

Alternate Designations
 1982 SL1 = 1940 XB = 1940 YP 
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