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6568 Serendip (1993 DT)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2006568
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 25 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1673966858175495 3.4486e-08  
a 2.544298329012499 1.0861e-08 au
q 2.118391221004677 8.884e-08 au
i 8.461976756389891 6.4431e-06 deg
node 308.2876287407368 1.9934e-05 deg
peri 106.4788741564904 2.9347e-05 deg
M 338.3386731295399 2.1507e-05 deg
tp 2459089.693464035371
8.871e-05 TDB
period 1482.34903820791
n .2428577822907505 1.555e-09 deg/d
Q 2.97020543702032 1.2679e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1318  
   data-arc span      23855 days (65.31 yr)  
   first obs. used      1954-07-01  
   last obs. used      2019-10-23  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .4714  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Nov-07 02:55:33  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.14858 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.40956 au 
 T_jup = 3.409 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.1   n/a MPO435761  
diameter diameter 9.850 km 0.125 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 16. h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 lower-limit; Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Chang, C.-K.; Ip, W.-H.; Cheng, Y.-C.; Ngeow, C.-C.; et al. (2014) Astrophys. J. 788, A17.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.046   0.003 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

6568 Serendip           Discovered 1993 Feb. 21 by S. Ueda and H. Kaneda at Kushiro.
Serendip is the old Persian name for present-day Sri Lanka, the island in the Indian Ocean, rich in history, culture and natural beauty. The name was used in the fairy tale The Three Princes of Serendip, whose heroes were always making discoveries of things they were not seeking. The name was suggested by E. Goffin.
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Reference: 20060613/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2008-05-22

Alternate Designations
 1993 DT = 1971 TV2 = 1987 SC20 = 1989 EK5 
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