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7041 Nantucket (4081 P-L)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2007041
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 27 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1453977441728478 2.9559e-08  
a 2.237172220181168 5.2179e-09 au
q 1.911892426040665 6.763e-08 au
i 7.070120957244665 2.9931e-06 deg
node 199.5330883258662 2.3691e-05 deg
peri 162.5802975848006 2.5663e-05 deg
M 303.9584647979731 9.3541e-06 deg
tp 2459190.763322663578
(2020-Dec-07.26332266)
3.1719e-05 TDB
period 1222.214843186716
3.35
4.276e-06
1.171e-08
d
yr
n .2945472328427641 1.0305e-09 deg/d
Q 2.562452014321671 5.9766e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2548  
   data-arc span      21959 days (60.12 yr)  
   first obs. used      1960-09-24  
   last obs. used      2020-11-07  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .42951  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Dec-18 02:29:27  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .910971 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.90282 au 
 T_jup = 3.613 
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457274.5 (2015-Sep-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 27 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1450385021310671 2.949e-08  
q 1.912863583627273 6.7416e-08 au
tp 2456747.740422035681
(2014-Mar-31.24042204)
3.358e-05 TDB
node 199.5773582593502 2.3695e-05 deg
peri 162.7638893004062 2.5683e-05 deg
i 7.068724062259871 2.993e-06 deg
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2548  
   data-arc span      21959 days (60.12 yr)  
   first obs. used      1960-09-24  
   last obs. used      2020-11-07  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .42951  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Dec-18 02:29:27  

Additional Information
 Jupiter MOID = 2.90282 au 
 T_jup = 3.613 
Orbit Covariance (6×6)
  e q tp node peri i
e 8.696729679534519E-16 -1.984132199630449E-15 -1.1842580461031E-13 2.830456456588057E-15 -3.539703630709606E-14 -2.054119481887121E-15
q -1.984132199630449E-15 4.544982261249464E-15 2.159758862725134E-13 -6.694058265450081E-15 6.733931336174494E-14 4.686397714612868E-15
tp -1.1842580461031E-13 2.159758862725134E-13 1.12763136647735E-9 3.234349008581683E-12 3.397542857655546E-10 1.453645768540105E-12
node 2.830456456588057E-15 -6.694058265450081E-15 3.234349008581683E-12 5.614525870621418E-10 -5.559238385787418E-10 -1.966560342690355E-11
peri -3.539703630709606E-14 6.733931336174494E-14 3.397542857655546E-10 -5.559238385787418E-10 6.596131459616003E-10 1.996725796468645E-11
i -2.054119481887121E-15 4.686397714612868E-15 1.453645768540105E-12 -1.966560342690355E-11 1.996725796468645E-11 8.958324436820952E-12

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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.3   n/a MPO324373  
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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