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8643 Quercus (1988 SC)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2008643
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 32 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1546275800217898 4.7651e-08  
a 2.569787189928563 1.2222e-08 au
q 2.172427215578914 1.2343e-07 au
i 12.98212405079711 7.0006e-06 deg
node .2835316555462374 1.5253e-05 deg
peri 70.65797985930341 3.0833e-05 deg
M 188.5289904796056 2.4547e-05 deg
tp 2459717.191692932635
(2022-May-17.69169293)
0.00010405 TDB
period 1504.680063279511
4.12
1.0734e-05
2.939e-08
d
yr
n .2392535189277151 1.7068e-09 deg/d
Q 2.967147164278212 1.4112e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1664  
   data-arc span      25174 days (68.92 yr)  
   first obs. used      1951-10-04  
   last obs. used      2020-09-05  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .43052  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Nov-13 03:19:26  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.22419 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.42656 au 
 T_jup = 3.378 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.1   n/a MPO272680  
diameter diameter 5.801 km 0.093 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014ApJ...791..121M)  
rotation period rot_per 16.953 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.331   0.045 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014ApJ...791..121M)  

8643 Quercus           Discovered 1988 Sept. 16 by E. W. Elst at Haute Provence.
Named for Quercus, a genus belonging to the family Fagaceae. The tree Quercus robur (English oak) reaches a height of 30-40 m and an age of more than a thousand years.
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Reference: 19990402/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-06-11

Alternate Designations
 1988 SC = 1951 TH = 1982 FE4 
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