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25973 Puranik (2001 FP38)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2025973
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 18 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1908090676964947 5.0004e-08  
a 2.366488851851377 1.7924e-08 au
q 1.914941320315467 1.1924e-07 au
i 4.109322451801262 5.6913e-06 deg
node 272.4933880796248 8.5866e-05 deg
peri 2.686520205834223 8.7686e-05 deg
M 4.382394478897378 2.3435e-05 deg
tp 2457584.313084922718
8.6451e-05 JED
period 1329.704447165084
n .2707368549210436 3.0759e-09 deg/d
Q 2.818036383387286 2.1345e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      764  
   data-arc span      8905 days (24.38 yr)  
   first obs. used      1991-10-08  
   last obs. used      2016-02-24  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .55769  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Mar-24 16:51:51  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .898382 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.29548 au 
 T_jup = 3.519 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.1 mag n/a MPO337478  

25973 Puranik           Discovered 2001 Mar. 18 by the Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research Team at Socorro.
Arjun Ranganath Puranik (b. 1992) is a finalist in the 2010 Intel Science Talent Search (STS), a science competition for high school seniors, for his mathematical sciences project. He attends the William Fremd High School, Palatine, Illinois.
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Reference: 20100228/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-10-29

Alternate Designations
 2001 FP38 = 1991 TL7 = 1998 QZ7 
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