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24138 Benjaminlu (1999 VB81)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2024138
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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 .0878611298977027 6.2909e-08  
a 2.281699648730501 2.0044e-08 AU
q 2.081226939505847 1.437e-07 AU
i 6.392797211170306 7.4187e-06 deg
node 186.8332041351003 6.033e-05 deg
peri 75.031650812243 7.6457e-05 deg
M 279.8033689229206 5.0334e-05 deg
tp 2457280.939874517026
(2015-Sep-15.43987452)
0.000177 JED
period 1258.885235828613
3.45
1.6588e-05
4.542e-08
d
yr
n .2859672905473736 3.7681e-09 deg/d
Q 2.482172357955154 2.1805e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      600  
   data-arc span      8346 days (22.85 yr)  
   first obs. used      1991-05-13  
   last obs. used      2014-03-19  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .6042  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-09 23:43:33  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.0787 AU 
 T_jup = 3.592 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.0 mag n/a MPO244394  

24138 Benjaminlu           Discovered 1999 Nov. 4 by the Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research Team in Socorro.
Benjamin Brice Lu (b. 1990) is a finalist in the 2008 Intel Science Talent Search (STS), a science competition for high school seniors, for his zoology project. He attends the Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville, Maryland.
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Reference: 20080221/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2008-03-05

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Alternate Designations
 1999 VB81 = 1991 JN4 
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