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117329 Spencer (2004 XJ6)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2117329
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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 .159458953004216 1.8217e-07  
a 2.43371813973746 4.959e-08 AU
q 2.045639993267557 4.1021e-07 AU
i 6.926736057998601 1.0052e-05 deg
node 287.4485548215938 8.329e-05 deg
peri 238.8215177072102 8.8288e-05 deg
M 182.1988145992226 3.3894e-05 deg
tp 2457685.413926482185
(2016-Oct-23.91392648)
0.00014385 JED
period 1386.768108310422
3.80
4.2386e-05
1.16e-07
d
yr
n .2595963938330024 7.9345e-09 deg/d
Q 2.821796286207364 5.7498e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      267  
   data-arc span      6953 days (19.04 yr)  
   first obs. used      1995-09-02  
   last obs. used      2014-09-15  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .49734  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Oct-09 17:31:08  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.0642 AU 
 T_jup = 3.478 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.9 mag n/a MPO264142  

117329 Spencer           Discovered 2004 Dec. 9 at the Jarnac Observatory.
Henry Spencer (b. 1955) is a Canadian computer scientist and small-satellite engineer. He has been a pioneer of open-source software, including C News and the "regex" pattern-matching library. He is also the keeper of the oldest surviving Usenet archives and the software architect for the MOST astronomy satellite.
NOTE: some special characters may not display properly (any characters within {} are an attempt to place the proper accent above a character)
Reference: 20060809/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2007-08-08

Alternate Designations
 2004 XJ6 = 2003 TU47 
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