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21774 O'Brien (1999 RR217)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2021774
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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 .08345035037624469 5.7948e-08  
a 2.338943255663255 1.7876e-08 AU
q 2.143757621468002 1.3294e-07 AU
i 6.65402081962697 7.0001e-06 deg
node 155.7644383208212 5.2136e-05 deg
peri 267.2161046093872 6.8371e-05 deg
M 17.03462300057969 4.2064e-05 deg
tp 2456938.675874631249
0.00015272 JED
period 1306.555779484695
n .2755335865889966 3.1588e-09 deg/d
Q 2.534128889858509 1.9368e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      511  
   data-arc span      8186 days (22.41 yr)  
   first obs. used      1992-09-22  
   last obs. used      2015-02-20  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .55206  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Mar-09 15:06:03  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.16843 AU 
 T_jup = 3.552 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.6 mag n/a MPO266070  

21774 O'Brien           Discovered 1999 Sept. 3 by the Lowell Observatory Near-Earth Object Search at the Anderson Mesa Station.
David P. O'Brien (b. 1976) is a planetary scientist at the Planetary Science Institute, Tucson. He studies collisional evolution of main-belt minor planets, cratering on (951) Gaspra and other objects, as well as primordial sculpting of the main belt during the planetary accretion process.
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Reference: 20080718/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2008-07-18

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Alternate Designations
 1999 RR217 = 1992 SG21 = 1998 HF143 
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