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178008 Picard (2006 QQ137)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2178008
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 8 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .3123393744787977 9.1393e-08  
a 3.122582010925393 5.5801e-08 AU
q 2.147276698874209 2.9084e-07 AU
i 14.80898022232809 1.5395e-05 deg
node 161.4418955728568 4.616e-05 deg
peri 280.4581320180675 5.4009e-05 deg
M 114.2585725313982 2.4211e-05 deg
tp 2456360.830711284039
(2013-Mar-09.33071128)
0.00013076 JED
period 2015.436906272086
5.52
5.4024e-05
1.479e-07
d
yr
n .178621319714684 4.788e-09 deg/d
Q 4.097887322976576 7.323e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      144  
   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      .73819  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Jun-04 22:15:53  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.21954 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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