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157421 Carolpercy (2004 TX299)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2157421
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 8 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1579330230271924 6.5092e-08  
a 2.519926296142216 3.3684e-08 au
q 2.121946718386759 1.7004e-07 au
i .4359689067567133 7.1572e-06 deg
node 278.520537224111 0.0018454 deg
peri 23.95684187654798 0.0018447 deg
M 40.6578516903934 5.0751e-05 deg
tp 2457435.485498693098
0.00020566 JED
period 1461.100820644709
n .2463895679978815 4.9403e-09 deg/d
Q 2.917905873897672 3.9004e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      185  
   data-arc span      5351 days (14.65 yr)  
   first obs. used      2000-09-29  
   last obs. used      2015-05-25  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .58976  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Jun-04 21:46:08  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.10617 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.29155 au 
 T_jup = 3.439 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 17.2 mag n/a MPO338300  

157421 Carolpercy           Discovered 2004 Oct. 8 by T. Glinos, D. Levy and W. Levy at Jarnac.
Carol Percy (b. 1964), a professor at the University of Toronto, studied James Cook's 1768-1771 Endeavour journal and how it was "corrected" for publication. She has also examined the social impact of the standardization of English, especially as it relates to those marginalized and/or educationally disadvantaged.
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Reference: 20070926/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2007-09-30

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Alternate Designations
 2004 TX299 = 2000 SE326 
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