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9135 Lacaille (7609 P-L)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2009135
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 28 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1318483284830372 2.8604e-08  
a 2.309682763160291 6.5628e-09 au
q 2.005154951511523 6.6044e-08 au
i 6.456982533205847 3.9704e-06 deg
node 45.75722702774944 2.445e-05 deg
peri 228.9996818905136 2.8284e-05 deg
M 130.136219328485 1.3875e-05 deg
tp 2458737.028950171360
(2019-Sep-10.52895017)
4.9255e-05 TDB
period 1282.114839352715
3.51
5.4646e-06
1.496e-08
d
yr
n .2807860801156849 1.1968e-09 deg/d
Q 2.614210574809058 7.4281e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1683  
   data-arc span      22030 days (60.31 yr)  
   first obs. used      1960-10-17  
   last obs. used      2021-02-09  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .52522  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-12 21:10:15  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .994193 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.48443 au 
 T_jup = 3.565 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.06   n/a MPCxxxxx  

9135 Lacaille           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 Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille (1713-1762), French astronomer known as the "father of southern astronomy" for his naming of southern constellations and his countless astrometric observations of planets and stars. In 1750, the abbé Lacaille went to an expedition to the Cape for trigonometric determinations of the lunar and solar parallax, his observations being partly supported by simultaneous measurements by Lalande in Berlin. Lacaille's observations of the southern heavens resulted in a famous catalogue of 9766 stars, a work that was eventually published in 1847 by Baily. Lacaille is also known as a precise observer of comet 1P/Halley in 1759.
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Reference: 19990402/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-06-11

Alternate Designations
 7609 P-L = 1994 EK6 
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