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12566 Derichardson (1998 SH54)
Classification: Outer Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2012566
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 12 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1024744641266497 5.4936e-08  
a 3.201994116982527 3.2899e-08 au
q 2.873871485708057 1.8138e-07 au
i 5.070300734401591 8.2893e-06 deg
node 199.2964106243182 6.0551e-05 deg
peri 283.665293449187 7.257e-05 deg
M 291.7019290694234 4.0993e-05 deg
tp 2457997.540818834144
0.00023985 JED
period 2092.807202791739
n .1720177565901777 2.6511e-09 deg/d
Q 3.530116748256996 3.627e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1049  
   data-arc span      13808 days (37.80 yr)  
   first obs. used      1978-03-15  
   last obs. used      2016-01-03  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .53757  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Feb-25 18:50:38  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.89358 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.5741 au 
 T_jup = 3.180 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.3 mag n/a MPO347624  

12566 Derichardson           Discovered 1998 Sept. 16 by the Lowell Observatory Near-Earth Object Search at the Anderson Mesa Station.
An expert on computational techniques, Derek C. Richardson (b. 1968), of the University of Maryland, has made major contributions to the study of rubble piles, particularly their tidal distortion and their collisions. He is also applying his codes to the formation of planets. The name was suggested by M. F. A'Hearn and P. Michel.
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Reference: 20020724/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

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Alternate Designations
 1998 SH54 = 1978 EV9 
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