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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 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 17 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1997690897335224 6.5493e-08  
a 3.17116420391159 3.088e-08 AU
q 2.537663617500642 2.0064e-07 AU
i 1.388623852488265 6.5765e-06 deg
node 40.76420720176097 0.00026631 deg
peri 330.8851864077464 0.00026662 deg
M 79.70414649764395 1.5398e-05 deg
tp 2456543.827418534401
8.7874e-05 JED
period 2062.654661667765
n .1745323668039133 2.5493e-09 deg/d
Q 3.804664790322539 3.7049e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      965  
   data-arc span      12936 days (35.42 yr)  
   first obs. used      1979-09-23  
   last obs. used      2015-02-22  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .55499  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Mar-09 15:26:12  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.5379 AU 
 T_jup = 3.170 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.2 mag n/a MPO313634  

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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