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13259 Bhat (1998 QA15)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2013259
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456800.5 (2014-May-23.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 8 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .119447611726419 5.4239e-08  
a 2.348392214700581 1.6182e-08 AU
q 2.067882373257681 1.274e-07 AU
i 7.272225150182594 6.054e-06 deg
node 156.7146171730614 5.6562e-05 deg
peri 143.9592378114593 6.5923e-05 deg
M 153.347113940573 3.6185e-05 deg
tp 2456240.578065703092
(2012-Nov-09.07806570)
0.00013103 JED
period 1314.481186942994
3.60
1.3586e-05
3.72e-08
d
yr
n .273872310669755 2.8307e-09 deg/d
Q 2.628902056143481 1.8115e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      823  
   data-arc span      12231 days (33.49 yr)  
   first obs. used      1980-08-04  
   last obs. used      2014-01-29  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .56609  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Feb-19 18:19:10  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.05686 AU 
 T_jup = 3.539 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.5 mag n/a PDS3 (MPC 37556)  

13259 Bhat           Discovered 1998 Aug. 17 by the Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research Team at Socorro.
Nivedita Bhat (b. 1988) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for her environmental sciences project. She attends the Arvida Middle School, Miami, Florida.
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Reference: 20021021/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

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Alternate Designations
 1998 QA15 = 1980 PA4 = 1997 BK9 
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