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24526 Desai (2001 CA5)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2024526
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Orbit Diagram
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Orbit Viewer

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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 .04894927503902177 6.279e-08  
a 2.80031051504595 3.1938e-08 AU
q 2.663237345450301 1.8534e-07 AU
i 7.858294976349955 1.0076e-05 deg
node 6.203686184087197 5.0008e-05 deg
peri 260.8028330324341 0.00013441 deg
M 235.7191870608684 0.00012978 deg
tp 2457591.393616439707
0.00062034 JED
period 1711.621423191671
n .2103268836917837 3.5983e-09 deg/d
Q 2.937383684641599 3.3502e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      509  
   data-arc span      8359 days (22.89 yr)  
   first obs. used      1992-04-07  
   last obs. used      2015-02-25  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .53702  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Mar-09 15:15:53  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.66375 AU 
 T_jup = 3.310 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.6 mag n/a MPO279769  

24526 Desai           Discovered 2001 Feb. 1 by the Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research Team at Socorro.
Kshitij A. Desai (b. 1992) was awarded second place in the 2008 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his medicine and health sciences project. He attends the Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
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Alternate Designations
 2001 CA5 = 1999 XH129 
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