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20392 Mikeshepard (1998 MA8)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2020392
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 15 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .09567560592951364 6.9461e-08  
a 2.895327788228766 3.2872e-08 AU
q 2.618315547725421 1.9854e-07 AU
i 15.9026740137922 8.2705e-06 deg
node 253.0721396839614 2.3604e-05 deg
peri 51.5158035669232 4.7619e-05 deg
M 125.910193966536 4.2132e-05 deg
tp 2456371.133783476687
(2013-Mar-19.63378348)
0.00020889 JED
period 1799.471756898496
4.93
3.0645e-05
8.39e-08
d
yr
n .2000587109077405 3.407e-09 deg/d
Q 3.172340028732112 3.6017e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      807  
   data-arc span      13875 days (37.99 yr)  
   first obs. used      1977-03-20  
   last obs. used      2015-03-16  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .51314  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Apr-07 17:06:25  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.63305 AU 
 T_jup = 3.225 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.2 mag n/a MPO267784  
rotation period rot_per 29.2 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2015-May); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Warner, B.D. (2015) Minor Planet Bul. 42, 108-114.]

20392 Mikeshepard           Discovered 1998 June 19 by the Lowell Observatory Near-Earth Object Search at the Anderson Mesa Station.
Michael Shepard (b. 1962), a professor of geology and geosciences at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, specializes in radar and optical remote sensing of the minor and the terrestrial planets. The name was suggested by S. J. Ostro.
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Reference: 20080321/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2008-03-26

Alternate Designations
 1998 MA8 = 1977 FQ 
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