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17050 Weiskopf (1999 FX45)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2017050
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 14 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1303211926355237 5.6709e-08  
a 2.224759304911134 1.3247e-08 au
q 1.934826018968136 1.2636e-07 au
i 1.523115168985066 5.7263e-06 deg
node 24.74104778949252 0.0001979 deg
peri 323.3101385090874 0.00019885 deg
M 269.0373675733824 2.433e-05 deg
tp 2457906.755215953238
8.3248e-05 JED
period 1212.056806206763
n .2970157818977571 2.6529e-09 deg/d
Q 2.514692590854132 1.4974e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1118  
   data-arc span      8873 days (24.29 yr)  
   first obs. used      1992-01-01  
   last obs. used      2016-04-17  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .48363  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Apr-25 13:26:39  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .927475 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.86 au 
 T_jup = 3.635 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.8 mag n/a MPO365457  

17050 Weiskopf           Discovered 1999 Mar. 20 by the Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research Team at Socorro.
Lydia Suzanne Weiskopf (b. 1985) was awarded second place in the 2003 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her environmental science team project. She attends the Ecole Secondaire Algonquin, North Bay, Ontario, Canada.
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Reference: 20040614/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-12-11

Alternate Designations
 1999 FX45 = 2000 LR26 
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