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13806 Darmstrong (1998 XM6)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2013806
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 18 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .0799662412573843 4.5012e-08  
a 2.935383967667352 2.098e-08 au
q 2.700652345125807 1.3644e-07 au
i 3.065365500950187 4.8898e-06 deg
node 113.7490793859649 9.8529e-05 deg
peri 183.750975417976 0.00010472 deg
M 300.528947925529 3.6422e-05 deg
tp 2457903.958232832912
0.00018678 JED
period 1836.943521413564
n .1959777183149175 2.1011e-09 deg/d
Q 3.170115590208898 2.2658e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1197  
   data-arc span      13654 days (37.38 yr)  
   first obs. used      1978-11-29  
   last obs. used      2016-04-17  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .507  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Apr-25 13:17:28  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.68446 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.97384 au 
 T_jup = 3.268 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.2 mag n/a MPO324436  
rotation period rot_per 20. h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2016-February); Warner et al., 2009 lower-limit; Result based on fragmentary lightcurve(s), may be completely wrong.
Published Reference List:
[Polishook, D.; Ofek, E.O.; Waszczak, A.; Kulkarni, S.R.; et al. (2011). MNRAS 421, 2094-2108.]

13806 Darmstrong           Discovered 1998 Dec. 8 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak.
High-school geography teacher Henry Armstrong (b. 1962) is a Canadian amateur astronomer with keen observing skills.
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Reference: 20030614/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2005-04-26

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Alternate Designations
 1998 XM6 = 1978 WS13 = 1996 LE5 
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