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19367 Pink Floyd (1997 XW3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2019367
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 17 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1643496940950543 5.7504e-08  
a 2.445148875959088 1.5613e-08 au
q 2.043289406178346 1.4231e-07 au
i 3.685387475747147 5.6955e-06 deg
node 91.60305967261166 9.182e-05 deg
peri 305.1321972797613 9.3618e-05 deg
M 11.64240417384825 1.8005e-05 deg
tp 2457555.335567419525
6.9687e-05 JED
period 1396.549671887647
n .2577781565860137 2.469e-09 deg/d
Q 2.84700834573983 1.8179e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      866  
   data-arc span      22329 days (61.13 yr)  
   first obs. used      1954-07-31  
   last obs. used      2015-09-18  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .51631  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Oct-28 16:42:49  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.05176 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.57109 au 
 T_jup = 3.478 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.6 mag n/a MPO347674  

19367 Pink Floyd           Discovered 1997 Dec. 3 by the OCA-DLR Asteroid Survey at Caussols.
An influential English progressive rock group, Pink Floyd wrote several astronomically themed songs, such as Interstellar Overdrive and Astronomy Domine. The group's 1973 album Dark Side of the Moon is one of the classic rock recordings.
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Reference: 20030806/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

Alternate Designations
 1997 XW3 = 1985 UZ2 = 1999 JH126 
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