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7010 Locke (1987 QH3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2007010
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 21 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1402201348388674 3.9235e-08  
a 2.284156605229247 7.2465e-09 au
q 1.963871858050913 9.0875e-08 au
i 6.30104374872148 4.4851e-06 deg
node 355.9382355727539 3.5368e-05 deg
peri 39.49761933323847 3.8243e-05 deg
M 16.59795283399245 1.4328e-05 deg
tp 2458542.364787140779
5.013e-05 TDB
period 1260.919153020952
n .2855060129251745 1.3587e-09 deg/d
Q 2.604441352407582 8.2626e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1898  
   data-arc span      13795 days (37.77 yr)  
   first obs. used      1982-02-20  
   last obs. used      2019-11-28  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .4724  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Dec-03 21:38:27  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .973725 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.83249 au 
 T_jup = 3.582 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.9   n/a MPO452267  
diameter diameter 4.151 km 0.189 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
geometric albedo albedo 0.339   0.045 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

7010 Locke           Discovered 1987 Aug. 28 by E. W. Elst at the European Southern Observatory.
Named in memory of the famous British philosopher John Locke (1632-1704), initiator of the Age of Enlightenment and Reason in England and France. Although he worked extensively on political ideas, his main concern was with epistemology, noting that human knowledge rests on experience of the external world and on reflection. Mathematical reasoning is deductive and is to be understood in terms of an intellectual intuition of relations between ideas. In his famous Essay concerning Human Understanding (1690), he set down the foundations of an epistemology of modern science. Citation prepared by S. Elst at the request of the discoverer.
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Reference: 19961224/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-09-26

Alternate Designations
 1987 QH3 = 1982 DG = 1984 YD1 = 1987 SE2 
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