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7041 Nantucket (4081 P-L)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2007041
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459396.5 (2021-Jul-01.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 32 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1450708171217374 1.153e-08  
a 2.236469604752152 5.0088e-09 au
q 1.912023131722829 2.7863e-08 au
i 7.071116159010336 7.4449e-07 deg
node 199.5148201066933 7.906e-06 deg
peri 162.6731791666596 8.6009e-06 deg
M 60.56805301268606 5.8119e-06 deg
tp 2459190.965827112605
(2020-Dec-07.46582711)
1.9684e-05 TDB
period 1221.63910773167
3.34
4.1039e-06
1.124e-08
d
yr
n .2946860473945086 9.8996e-10 deg/d
Q 2.560916077781476 5.7354e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2728  
   data-arc span      22056 days (60.39 yr)  
   first obs. used      1960-09-24  
   last obs. used      2021-02-12  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .43594  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Aug-25 12:02:10  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .910285 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.90582 au 
 T_jup = 3.614 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.28   n/a E2021B10  
diameter diameter 3.903 km 0.076 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
rotation period rot_per 4.30 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2020-October); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on fragmentary lightcurve(s), may be completely wrong.
Published Reference List:
[Binzel, R.P.; Xu, S.; Bus, S.J.; Bowell, E. (1992) Icarus 99, 225-237; Science 257, 779-782.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.168   0.029 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

7041 Nantucket (4081 P-L)          Discovered 1960-Sep-24 by van Houten, C. J., van Houten-Groeneveld, I., Gehrels, T. at Palomar
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

Alternate Designations
 4081 P-L = 1980 PF1 = 1983 NG 
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