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7805 Moons (7610 P-L)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2007805
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 37 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1326882280410681 3.1149e-08  
a 2.274834072944364 7.2845e-09 au
q 1.97299037071793 7.1465e-08 au
i 4.272345981952638 3.1174e-06 deg
node 115.6252366988114 4.8772e-05 deg
peri 77.2920327175112 5.0333e-05 deg
M 8.513117396615684 1.254e-05 deg
tp 2459170.864713143863
(2020-Nov-17.36471314)
4.3616e-05 TDB
period 1253.207582036915
3.43
6.0196e-06
1.648e-08
d
yr
n .2872628646364155 1.3798e-09 deg/d
Q 2.576677775170797 8.2511e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2075  
   data-arc span      22004 days (60.24 yr)  
   first obs. used      1960-10-17  
   last obs. used      2021-01-14  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .48086  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Feb-24 01:39:30  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .977209 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.38364 au 
 T_jup = 3.594 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.25   n/a E2021B10  
diameter diameter 3.403 km 0.051 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.383   0.036 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

7805 Moons           Discovered 1960 Oct. 17 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
Named in memory of Michèle Moons (1951-1998), well known for her work on celestial mechanics done at the department of mathematics of Facultés Universitaires N. D. de la Paix, Namur, Belgium. She was assistant editor of the journal Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy for nearly ten years. In the early 1980s she developed an analytical theory of the libration of the moon that is widely used by several centers interested in analyzing the moon's motion. Her later work included studies on the effects of resonant motion in the minor planet belt. Her early death is a great loss to her family and to science. Citation prepared by J. Henrard and J. Schubart, the name being suggested by the latter.
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Reference: 19980610/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-11-17

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Alternate Designations
 7610 P-L = 1981 UE24 
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