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246913 Slocum (1998 SU63)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2246913
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 5 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2191901168353848 2.5888e-07  
a 2.540909295796385 3.8045e-08 AU
q 1.98396709038266 6.8219e-07 AU
i 12.14954977442103 2.1124e-05 deg
node 282.164260370576 7.3943e-05 deg
peri 95.63601379881044 0.00011582 deg
M 344.8854390248439 0.00010328 deg
tp 2457062.611956020435
(2015-Feb-09.11195602)
0.00042564 JED
period 1479.388266990375
4.05
3.3226e-05
9.097e-08
d
yr
n .2433438253044779 5.4653e-09 deg/d
Q 3.09785150121011 4.6384e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      146  
   data-arc span      5822 days (15.94 yr)  
   first obs. used      1998-09-23  
   last obs. used      2014-09-01  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .62272  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Sep-12 17:36:53  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.02962 AU 
 T_jup = 3.381 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 16.4 mag n/a MPO224338  

246913 Slocum           Discovered 1998 Sept. 23 by G. C. L. Aikman at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Victoria.
Joshua Slocum (1844-1909?) was the first person to circumnavigate the world alone. He sailed Spray, his rebuilt sloop, from Boston in April 1895, and returned three years later after a 74000-km journey. His book Sailing Alone Around the World is a first-hand account of his remarkable voyage.
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Reference: 20120831/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2012-09-04

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Alternate Designations
 1998 SU63 = 2002 PK61 
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