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7859 Lhasa (1979 US)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2007859
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 35 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1326982453125874 1.9449e-08  
a 2.762964911895665 9.7359e-09 au
q 2.396324316226862 5.5509e-08 au
i 3.74012609986138 3.3398e-07 deg
node 7.967165194931243 8.1296e-06 deg
peri 36.68292758034574 1.0466e-05 deg
M 339.1757969853111 7.833e-06 deg
tp 2459297.534767506184
(2021-Mar-24.03476751)
3.6581e-05 TDB
period 1677.495953990924
4.59
8.8665e-06
2.428e-08
d
yr
n .2146055846772836 1.1343e-09 deg/d
Q 3.129605507564467 1.1028e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2265  
   data-arc span      24834 days (67.99 yr)  
   first obs. used      1953-02-15  
   last obs. used      2021-02-12  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .46554  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-12 20:06:03  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.40558 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.26636 au 
 T_jup = 3.325 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.50   n/a E2021B10  
diameter diameter 16.00 km 1.7 IRAS-A-FPA-3-RDR-IMPS-V6.0 IRAS observations used: 2
rotation period rot_per 10.70350 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2020-October); Warner et al., 2009 sidereal period (not synodic); Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Durech, J.; Hanus, J.; Ali-Lagoa, V. (2018) Astron. Astrophys. 617, A57.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.0330   0.008 IRAS-A-FPA-3-RDR-IMPS-V6.0 IRAS observations used: 2

7859 Lhasa           Discovered 1979 Oct. 19 by A. Mrkos at Klet.
Lhasa, "God's ground", is the capital of Tibet, located on a fertile plain 3700 meters high, surrounded on all sides by hills. The main roads radiate from the great four-storey temple dating to the year 652. The name was suggested by J. Ticha and M. Tichy.
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Reference: 20000523/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2013-03-29

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Close-Approach Data   ...sorted by Date/Time (TDB)
Date/Time (TDB) Time Uncertainty
(days_HH:MM)
Body Nominal Distance (au) Minimum Distance (au) Maximum Distance (au) V-relative (km/s) V-infinity (km/s) JD (TDB) Time Uncertainty (minutes) Semi-major axis (km) Semi-minor axis (km) range-LOV angle (deg) N-sigma BP Orbit Ref. Reference Modified
2114-Mar-26 17:47 < 00:01 Europ 0.0378736825000852 0.0378710914626485 0.0378762772536867 3.45162961330762 3.45162953200398 2493267.240732597 0.826190653375092 620.516863211762 29.3428678643462 -78.2917591025207 188910.12402228 T 35 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Apr-12 20:07:37 2021-Apr-12 20:07

Alternate Designations
 1979 US = 1974 RG = 1981 ET1 = 1992 OA10 = 1993 WP 
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