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7334 Sciurus (1988 QV)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2007334
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 25 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1447773498501707 3.6798e-08  
a 2.412661788342383 7.2529e-09 au
q 2.063363008541399 8.8528e-08 au
i 6.510952265997465 4.0889e-06 deg
node 156.8315616810628 2.901e-05 deg
peri 177.6875894805246 3.1122e-05 deg
M 166.7500406052148 1.1995e-05 deg
tp 2458366.474765524270
4.4924e-05 TDB
period 1368.809768098639
n .263002214325269 1.1859e-09 deg/d
Q 2.761960568143367 8.303e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2353  
   data-arc span      21027 days (57.57 yr)  
   first obs. used      1962-10-01  
   last obs. used      2020-04-26  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .50689  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-May-20 02:45:16  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.05345 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.59966 au 
 T_jup = 3.496 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.7   n/a MPO502222  
diameter diameter 4.111 km 0.126 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 4.0659 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Pravec, P.; Wolf, M.; Sarounova, L. (2011)]
geometric albedo albedo 0.346   0.028 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

7334 Sciurus           Discovered 1988 Aug. 17 by A. Mrkos at Klet.
Sciurus vulgaris and Sciurus carolinensis are squirrels, animals that live mainly in the tops of trees in parks and forests around many observatories, including Klet and the České Budějovice Observatory. The name was suggested by J. Ticha.
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Reference: 20010309/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-05-11

Alternate Designations
 1988 QV = 1962 TA = 1992 SK24 = 1995 NO 
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