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60621 (2000 FE8)
Classification: TransNeptunian Object          SPK-ID: 2060621
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Orbit Viewer applet originally written and kindly provided by Osamu Ajiki (AstroArts), and further modified by Ron Baalke (JPL).


Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 9 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .4064418980504785 0.00028747  
a 55.68762523692971 0.02606 AU
q 33.05384113770828 0.0044006 AU
i 5.859060706233314 0.00066622 deg
node 3.868337495198692 0.00055234 deg
peri 143.4853320536178 0.028808 deg
M 28.20748468683079 0.022346 deg
tp 2445107.310623329953
(1982-May-17.81062333)
3.8873 JED
period 151787.6628538999
415.57
106.55
0.2917
d
yr
n .002371734258445698 1.6648e-06 deg/d
Q 78.32140933615115 0.036652 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      40  
   data-arc span      2485 days (6.80 yr)  
   first obs. used      2000-03-27  
   last obs. used      2007-01-15  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      3  
   fit RMS      .66042  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-10 10:25:09  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 32.0681 AU 
 T_jup = 6.040 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 6.9 mag n/a MPO157275  

60621 (2000 FE8)          Discovered 2000-Mar-27 by Kavelaars, J., Gladman, B., Petit, J.-M., Holman, M. at Mauna Kea (568)
Reference: 20030614/Numbers.arcLast Updated: 2004-04-19
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