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7012 Hobbes (1988 CH2)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2007012
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 36 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1320902559531899 7.3914e-09  
a 2.311608334252026 6.6611e-09 au
q 2.006267397717149 1.5929e-08 au
i 7.186644509171083 2.5652e-07 deg
node 132.755449309715 5.0071e-06 deg
peri 239.149782184271 8.6886e-06 deg
M 222.574943258229 6.8402e-06 deg
tp 2459690.541915125317
2.5145e-05 TDB
period 1283.718512677114
n .2804353107358737 1.2121e-09 deg/d
Q 2.616949270786903 7.541e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      3058  
   data-arc span      25821 days (70.69 yr)  
   first obs. used      1950-05-10  
   last obs. used      2021-01-18  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .41925  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-12 19:19:12  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.01465 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.85916 au 
 T_jup = 3.562 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.61   n/a E2021B10  
diameter diameter 4.666 km 0.194 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 8.938 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:
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]
[Pal, A.; Szakats, R.; Kiss, C.; Bodi, A.; et al. (2019) Ap. J. Supl. Ser. 247, id.26.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.351   0.060 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

7012 Hobbes           Discovered 1988 Feb. 11 by E. W. Elst at the European Southern Observatory.
Named in memory of the great British political philosopher Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679). In 1651 he published his masterpiece Leviathan, wherein he insisted that the first requirement of political and moral institutions is that they should provide citizens with security. He analyzed the conditions for peace and security and gave a recipe for constructing an ideal state: men can only live together in peace if they agree to subject themselves to an absolute and individual sovereign. He made a severe attack on the attempt of papists and presbyterians to challenge the rights of this sovereign. Citation prepared by S. Elst at the request of the discoverer.
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Reference: 19961224/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-09-26

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Alternate Designations
 1988 CH2 = 1969 VN2 = 1976 UZ3 
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