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113355 Gessler (2002 RW240)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2113355
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 6 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1013042645223975 9.1532e-08  
a 2.964839193794895 3.9723e-08 AU
q 2.664488339840325 2.6396e-07 AU
i 9.510370917709364 1.0195e-05 deg
node 186.1105492777956 6.3842e-05 deg
peri 197.5653939058852 8.8361e-05 deg
M 109.9697676625717 5.6481e-05 deg
tp 2456430.898730738753
(2013-May-18.39873074)
0.00029566 JED
period 1864.662091159805
5.11
3.7475e-05
1.026e-07
d
yr
n .1930644708801276 3.8801e-09 deg/d
Q 3.265190047749465 4.3748e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      106  
   data-arc span      8091 days (22.15 yr)  
   first obs. used      1992-10-02  
   last obs. used      2014-11-27  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .59202  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Jan-08 06:59:02  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.66873 AU 
 T_jup = 3.236 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.8 mag n/a MPO236831  

113355 Gessler           Discovered 2002 Sept. 14 by R. Matson on NEAT images taken at Palomar.
Nick Gessler (b. 1945) is co-director of UCLA's Human Complex Systems Program. He teaches hands-on multi-agent simulation programming in courses such as "ALiCE: Artificial Life, Culture and Evolution". A prolific meteorite discoverer, he is credited with over 30 distinct finds.
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Reference: 20060219/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-06-03

Alternate Designations
 2002 RW240 = 1992 TN 
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