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178008 Picard (2006 QQ137)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2178008
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 9 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .3117595460028364 9.063e-08  
a 3.12402204288912 5.522e-08 au
q 2.150078349095155 2.8887e-07 au
i 14.8087359355523 1.4954e-05 deg
node 161.4283433163181 4.5919e-05 deg
peri 280.4737424395439 5.3718e-05 deg
M 221.4040725093904 2.4917e-05 deg
tp 2458376.957214509704
(2018-Sep-15.45721451)
0.00014951 JED
period 2016.831246664389
5.52
5.3474e-05
1.464e-07
d
yr
n .1784978295013027 4.7327e-09 deg/d
Q 4.097965736683086 7.2435e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      147  
   data-arc span      4991 days (13.66 yr)  
   first obs. used      2001-09-17  
   last obs. used      2015-05-18  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .74421  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Feb-26 08:49:51  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.22107 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.57209 au 
 T_jup = 3.089 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.9 mag n/a MPO338398  

178008 Picard           Discovered 2006 Aug. 30 by B. Christophe at Saint-Sulpice.
Claude Picard (1942-2008), an "Arts et Métiers" engineer, joined the Societé Astronomique de France in 2000. In 2001 he created the Commission Cosmologie and later become its president. The discoverer, who has become a member of this commission, appreciates very much Picard's technical competence and kindness.
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Reference: 20080819/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2008-08-25

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