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23854 Rickschaffer (1998 RD40)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2023854
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 11 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1656172025550006 6.3311e-08  
a 2.380814322847356 1.8039e-08 AU
q 1.986510514894498 1.5083e-07 AU
i 4.444530205360726 5.9943e-06 deg
node 96.18069940382172 9.5962e-05 deg
peri 169.3386456716259 9.8851e-05 deg
M 217.8833904353447 2.6243e-05 deg
tp 2457530.198879257853
(2016-May-21.69887926)
9.8632e-05 JED
period 1341.796691582855
3.67
1.525e-05
4.175e-08
d
yr
n .2682969799063408 3.0492e-09 deg/d
Q 2.775118130800213 2.1026e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      771  
   data-arc span      7483 days (20.49 yr)  
   first obs. used      1994-07-08  
   last obs. used      2015-01-02  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .53915  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Jan-08 02:58:35  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .972338 AU 
 T_jup = 3.516 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.8 mag n/a MPO272754  

23854 Rickschaffer           Discovered 1998 Sept. 14 by the Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research Team at Socorro.
Rick Schinco Schaffer (b. 1992) is a finalist in the 2007 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for his botany and zoology project. He attends the James Weldon Johnson Middle School, Jacksonville, Florida.
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Reference: 20071026/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2007-10-28

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Alternate Designations
 1998 RD40 = 1994 NV11 
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