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7720 Lepaute (4559 P-L)
Classification: Outer Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2007720
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 29 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1644975952981932 5.3722e-08  
a 3.243154989794379 1.6502e-08 au
q 2.709663792793867 1.7372e-07 au
i .6249063466650264 4.8131e-06 deg
node 174.7979235299105 0.00041752 deg
peri 191.5157286928373 0.00041779 deg
M 99.93404339928252 1.3294e-05 deg
tp 2458608.310174070972
(2019-May-04.81017407)
7.8147e-05 TDB
period 2133.29041918843
5.84
1.6282e-05
4.458e-08
d
yr
n .1687533946442019 1.288e-09 deg/d
Q 3.776646186794891 1.9216e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      964  
   data-arc span      22084 days (60.46 yr)  
   first obs. used      1960-09-24  
   last obs. used      2021-03-12  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .52489  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-12 19:58:29  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.70666 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.68715 au 
 T_jup = 3.162 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.64   n/a E2021B10  

7720 Lepaute           Discovered 1960 Sept. 26 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
Named after Nicole-Reine Lepaute (1723-1788), extraordinarily talented French mathematician. The astronomers Lalande and Clairaut sought her help for the computations needed to predict the 1759 return of comet 1P/Halley. Lepaute's computations for the annular eclipse of 1764 were used throughout Europe. Unfortunately, years of calculation left her nearly blind.
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Reference: 19980211/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-11-17

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Alternate Designations
 4559 P-L = 1978 WN17 
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