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178008 Picard (2006 QQ137)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2178008
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456800.5 (2014-May-23.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 5 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .3124762054842805 9.6269e-08  
a 3.122313960491477 5.731e-08 AU
q 2.146665141786505 3.0349e-07 AU
i 14.80975650599004 1.8874e-05 deg
node 161.4456458436364 4.8014e-05 deg
peri 280.4406873120183 6.1376e-05 deg
M 78.53423551919006 2.925e-05 deg
tp 2456360.887732596021
(2013-Mar-09.38773260)
0.00016277 JED
period 2015.177396445925
5.52
5.5483e-05
1.519e-07
d
yr
n .1786443221499583 4.9185e-09 deg/d
Q 4.097962779196449 7.5218e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      126  
   data-arc span      4584 days (12.55 yr)  
   first obs. used      2001-09-17  
   last obs. used      2014-04-06  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .77251  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-11 14:08:04  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.2186 AU 
 T_jup = 3.089 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.8 mag n/a MPO245275  

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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