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8687 Caussols (1992 PV)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2008687
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 25 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .07155015873299686 4.2666e-08  
a 2.319507867407024 7.3358e-09 au
q 2.153546711311616 9.978e-08 au
i 2.521979067312417 4.663e-06 deg
node 202.2229402320544 7.1931e-05 deg
peri 173.9967385736577 7.5307e-05 deg
M 264.4035381198902 2.2808e-05 deg
tp 2459343.134839065499
8.2202e-05 TDB
period 1290.304469827287
n .2790039160665602 1.3236e-09 deg/d
Q 2.485469023502431 7.8606e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1412  
   data-arc span      15292 days (41.87 yr)  
   first obs. used      1978-09-06  
   last obs. used      2020-07-19  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .51915  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Nov-13 03:19:06  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.15447 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.80254 au 
 T_jup = 3.574 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.2   n/a MPO365353  
diameter diameter 2.960 km 0.131 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
geometric albedo albedo 0.202   0.036 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

8687 Caussols           Discovered 1992 Aug. 8 by E. W. Elst at Caussols.
The observatory at Caussols, in the French Alps-Maritimes, is situated above the northern part of a 1100-m high, open and flat plain, the Plateau de Caussols, about 10 km from the Route Napoléon. Down the hill lies a tiny village Hamlet of Caussols, with only a few inhabitants.
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Reference: 20021120/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

Alternate Designations
 1992 PV = 1978 RE12 = 1994 BC4 
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