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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 9 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1656171999584098 6.4862e-08  
a 2.380814322115806 1.8547e-08 AU
q 1.986510520466107 1.5378e-07 AU
i 4.444530511371377 6.071e-06 deg
node 96.18069031297274 0.00010128 deg
peri 169.3386561732085 0.00010429 deg
M 217.8833893286734 2.704e-05 deg
tp 2457530.198883138512
(2016-May-21.69888314)
0.00010125 JED
period 1341.796690964417
3.67
1.5679e-05
4.293e-08
d
yr
n .2682969800299998 3.1351e-09 deg/d
Q 2.775118123765505 2.1618e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      750  
   data-arc span      7391 days (20.24 yr)  
   first obs. used      1994-07-08  
   last obs. used      2014-10-02  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .54287  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Oct-09 14:49:01  

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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