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7721 Andrillat (6612 P-L)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2007721
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 30 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1380013063508286 2.8598e-08  
a 2.606483481198582 9.0828e-09 au
q 2.246785355811322 7.3351e-08 au
i 4.001060155029835 3.7458e-06 deg
node 171.9164759952744 4.989e-05 deg
peri 148.2404709369948 5.1999e-05 deg
M 96.01978356555563 1.4862e-05 deg
tp 2458590.542237486518
6.3116e-05 TDB
period 1537.024861174499
n .2342187228675731 1.2243e-09 deg/d
Q 2.966181606585841 1.0336e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1595  
   data-arc span      23626 days (64.68 yr)  
   first obs. used      1955-05-22  
   last obs. used      2020-01-27  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .55127  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-22 18:36:38  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.23524 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.33307 au 
 T_jup = 3.395 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.5   n/a MPO502226  

7721 Andrillat           Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
Named in honor of Yvette Marie Josette (b. 1925), French spectroscopist who works mainly on infrared spectra of early-type stars. She has also contributed to the spectroscopy of galaxies, novae, planetary nebulae and comets. Near the end of her renowned career she became acting director of the Observatoire de Haute Provence. The planet is named also in honor of her husband, Henri Andrillat, who is a retired professor of astronomy and a prominent cosmologist. The couple now live in Toulouse. Name suggested and citation prepared by H. Haupt.
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Reference: 19980211/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-11-17

Alternate Designations
 6612 P-L = 1990 WF6 = 1990 WH7 
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