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6808 Plantin (1932 CP)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2006808
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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 .09382957647835022 3.8376e-08  
a 2.24780556457359 5.8623e-09 au
q 2.036894920443971 8.6177e-08 au
i 7.562576286244432 4.0101e-06 deg
node 21.84782098470037 2.2113e-05 deg
peri 195.1125124948371 2.7714e-05 deg
M 9.75484045113777 1.557e-05 deg
tp 2458967.145517289780
5.3268e-05 TDB
period 1230.939023126575
n .292459653351149 1.1441e-09 deg/d
Q 2.458716208703209 6.4124e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2480  
   data-arc span      32269 days (88.35 yr)  
   first obs. used      1932-02-11  
   last obs. used      2020-06-17  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .434  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Jun-23 16:34:58  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.0312 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.50843 au 
 T_jup = 3.612 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.4   n/a MPO502218  
diameter diameter 5.360 km 0.062 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 5.82 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on fragmentary lightcurve(s), may be completely wrong.
Published Reference List:
[Behrend, R. (2004) Observatoire de Geneve web site,]
geometric albedo albedo 0.289   0.028 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

6808 Plantin           Discovered 1932 Feb. 5 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.
Named in memory of Christophe Plantin (c.1520-1589), printer and founder of an important printing house in Antwerp. As a youth he learned the profession of bookbinder. In 1549 he settled in Antwerp and printed his first book there in 1555. Throughout the ensuing years he established himself as a printer of great fame. His "Officina Plantiniana" published the works of contemporary scientists (among others Dodoens, Mercator, Stevin and Vesalius) and also many religious works. At the height of his career he had sixteen presses running, producing publications of exceptional quality. His greatest venture was the Biblia Regia. The "Officina" was sold in 1876 to the city of Antwerp and is now one of its most important museums. Name proposed and citation written by E. Goffin.
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Reference: 19960828/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-09-26

Alternate Designations
 1932 CP = 1993 HQ 
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