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12125 Jamesjones (1999 RS4)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2012125
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 17 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1949518720598248 5.2398e-08  
a 3.099739675491265 2.6965e-08 au
q 2.495439622856129 1.7257e-07 au
i .2156522608387089 5.1697e-06 deg
node 71.80515888102128 0.0014662 deg
peri 234.1432049269478 0.0014663 deg
M 60.09121064290255 1.4069e-05 deg
tp 2457267.767890789557
7.741e-05 JED
period 1993.362390842551
n .1805993740294437 2.3566e-09 deg/d
Q 3.704039728126401 3.2222e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1175  
   data-arc span      13515 days (37.00 yr)  
   first obs. used      1978-11-05  
   last obs. used      2015-11-06  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .50802  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Feb-25 18:48:32  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.48003 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.54595 au 
 T_jup = 3.193 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.5 mag n/a MPO309247  

12125 Jamesjones           Discovered 1999 Sept. 3 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak.
James Jones (b. 1939) studied at Sheffield University in Yorkshire and has been professor of physics at the University of Western Ontario since 1966. Jones pioneered the video observation of meteors and single-station radar radiant mapping.
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Reference: 20020328/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

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Alternate Designations
 1999 RS4 = 1978 VF10 = 1978 WH13 = 1998 KX18 
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