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6579 Benedix (1981 ES4)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2006579
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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 .1816494072309881 4.4916e-08  
a 2.61229876564778 1.4313e-08 au
q 2.137776243357619 1.1984e-07 au
i 15.86968917465005 5.5549e-06 deg
node 326.8044618206383 1.5164e-05 deg
peri 35.83010193772239 2.0542e-05 deg
M 280.0619522956026 1.602e-05 deg
tp 2459342.939403100539
6.9921e-05 TDB
period 1542.171577320277
n .2334370606320904 1.9186e-09 deg/d
Q 3.086821287937941 1.6913e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1456  
   data-arc span      24498 days (67.07 yr)  
   first obs. used      1953-08-16  
   last obs. used      2020-09-11  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .51085  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Nov-13 03:34:40  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.15075 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.40199 au 
 T_jup = 3.332 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.5   n/a MPO473857  
diameter diameter 6.477 km 0.125 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 3.92805 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2020-October); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Pal, A.; Szakats, R.; Kiss, C.; Bodi, A.; et al. (2019) Ap. J. Supl. Ser. 247, id.26.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.201   0.023 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

6579 Benedix           Discovered 1981 Mar. 2 by S. J. Bus at Siding Spring in the course of the U.K. Schmidt-Caltech Asteroid Survey.
Gretchen K. Benedix (b. 1968) is curator of meteorites at the Natural History Museum in London. Her work on primitive achondrites has provided new insights into the processes of melting and impacts on minor planets.
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Reference: 20060809/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2007-08-08

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Close-Approach Data   ...sorted by Date/Time (TDB)
Date/Time (TDB) Time Uncertainty
Body Nominal Distance (au) Minimum Distance (au) Maximum Distance (au) V-relative (km/s) V-infinity (km/s) JD (TDB) Time Uncertainty (minutes) Semi-major axis (km) Semi-minor axis (km) range-LOV angle (deg) N-sigma BP Orbit Ref. Reference Modified
2010-May-29 07:54 < 00:01 Hygie 0.0149360768415916 0.0149349821177608 0.0149371715679083 5.27459496648243 5.2745944760527 2455345.829125163 0.450390961543328 56.330382169041 39.9978360632851 20.8470780198821 42016.883788814 T 28 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Nov-13 03:34:44 2020-Nov-13 03:34

Alternate Designations
 1981 ES4 = 1991 PS10 
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