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27500 Mandelbrot (2000 GW132)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2027500
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Orbit Diagram
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Orbit Viewer

Additional Notes: the orbits shown in the applet are color coded. The planets are white lines, and the asteroid/comet is a blue line. The bright white line indicates the portion of the orbit that is above the ecliptic plane, and the darker portion is below the ecliptic plane. Likewise for the asteroid/comet orbit, the light blue indicates the portion above the ecliptic plane, and the dark blue the portion below the ecliptic plane.

Orbit Viewer applet originally written and kindly provided by Osamu Ajiki (AstroArts), and further modified by Ron Baalke (JPL).

Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 23 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2033481803025405 6.4537e-08  
a 3.171069959118459 2.9944e-08 au
q 2.526238653319669 1.9948e-07 au
i 1.388287792447699 5.8768e-06 deg
node 40.6763280529131 0.00024441 deg
peri 331.9280239647859 0.0002446 deg
M 182.8474004145979 1.4275e-05 deg
tp 2458615.467628125660
8.7826e-05 JED
period 2062.562711359425
n .1745401475636713 2.4722e-09 deg/d
Q 3.81590126491725 3.6033e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1203  
   data-arc span      13349 days (36.55 yr)  
   first obs. used      1979-09-23  
   last obs. used      2016-04-10  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .54102  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Apr-25 13:49:31  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.52553 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.64135 au 
 T_jup = 3.169 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.2 mag n/a MPO313634  
rotation period rot_per 5.7407 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2016-February); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2016) Astron. J. 150, A75.]

27500 Mandelbrot           Discovered 2000 Apr. 12 by P. G. Comba at Prescott.
Benoit Mandelbrot (b. 1924) is a French-American mathematician. He has studied geometric and physical structures, to which he gave the name fractals, that are self-similar at different scales. Fractal concepts have found application to many disciplines, from cardiology to the analysis of stock-market prices.
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Reference: 20011101/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-05-11

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Alternate Designations
 2000 GW132 = 1968 UE2 = 1979 SF6 = 1998 BC13 = 1999 FG12 
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