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6870 Pauldavies (1992 OG)
Classification: Inner Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2006870
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 34 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1132071443327426 3.2572e-08  
a 1.92720986463167 6.0217e-09 au
q 1.709035939326828 6.1813e-08 au
i 24.90873077049578 3.7355e-06 deg
node 146.8543491016819 7.9252e-06 deg
peri 251.4194171535734 1.9402e-05 deg
M 97.19433508646466 1.6137e-05 deg
tp 2458736.666223396912
4.4118e-05 TDB
period 977.219088876082
n .3683923125304918 1.7266e-09 deg/d
Q 2.145383789936513 6.7034e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1958  
   data-arc span      11284 days (30.89 yr)  
   first obs. used      1989-07-02  
   last obs. used      2020-05-24  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .3994  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Nov-13 03:32:28  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .793912 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 3.18485 au 
 T_jup = 3.797 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.0   n/a MPO448982  
diameter diameter 2.546 km 0.114 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 4.487 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Warner, B.D. (2007) Minor Planet Bull. 34, 72-77.]
[Stephens, R.D. (2015) Minor Planet Bull. 42, 200-203.]
[Warner, B.D. (2017) Minor Planet Bull. 44, 12-19.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.750   0.114 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

6870 Pauldavies           Discovered 1992 July 28 by R. H. McNaught at Siding Spring.
Named for Paul C. W. Davies (b. 1946), a British mathematical physicist resident in Australia, with research interests in cosmology, quantum gravity, astrophysics and the origin of life, who also has an international reputation as an author and broadcaster. His books range from the scholarly Quantum Fields in Curved Space (with N. D. Birrell) to the popular About Time. He has a long-standing interest in the relationship between science and theology, summarized in his well-known book The Mind of God. His contributions to this field were recognized in 1995 with the award of the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion. Davies has been a vociferous supporter of the need for search programs for near-earth objects. Name proposed and citation prepared by D. I. Steel and the discoverer.
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Reference: 19990202/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-06-11

Alternate Designations
 1992 OG = 1986 KB = 1989 NB 
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