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7636 Comba (1984 CM)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2007636
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 28 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .08227379834098442 3.5551e-08  
a 2.600565965186199 1.0961e-08 au
q 2.386607525394042 9.0515e-08 au
i 9.829855983226418 4.3613e-06 deg
node 26.42627277957716 2.1854e-05 deg
peri 62.02291000654929 3.4823e-05 deg
M 278.1083422449483 2.8581e-05 deg
tp 2459348.947538156900
0.00012255 TDB
period 1531.793557186182
n .2350186148199367 1.4859e-09 deg/d
Q 2.814524404978356 1.1863e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1691  
   data-arc span      13011 days (35.62 yr)  
   first obs. used      1984-01-28  
   last obs. used      2019-09-12  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .45456  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Sep-24 00:58:40  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.42006 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.3676 au 
 T_jup = 3.389 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.3   n/a MPO350863  
diameter diameter 11.345 km 0.131 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
geometric albedo albedo 0.074   0.004 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

7636 Comba           Discovered 1984 Feb. 5 by E. Bowell at the Anderson Mesa Station of the Lowell Observatory.
Named in honor of Paul G. Comba (b. 1926), who gave up a career in celestial mechanics and astronomy for one in mathematics and computer science. After teaching at the University of Hawaii during the 1950s, he worked for three decades at IBM in New York and Massachusetts, where he carried out software research and development in many areas, including database management, geometric modeling, elasticity and cryptography. Following his formal retirement to Prescott, Arizona, he undertook a program of astrometry of minor planets in 1995. He has already been credited with the discovery of 20 numbered objects. Name proposed by the discoverer following a suggestion by B. G. Marsden, who prepared the citation.
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Reference: 19990402/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-06-11

Alternate Designations
 1984 CM = 1993 HH6 
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