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288478 Fahlman (2004 FA17)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2288478
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 10 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1816671278475879 9.0582e-08  
a 2.801953752937962 5.5551e-08 au
q 2.292930862279953 2.6642e-07 au
i 7.355307921546118 1.2574e-05 deg
node 216.4599913842679 5.6792e-05 deg
peri 45.6400652030438 6.9064e-05 deg
M 145.8344366708502 3.2445e-05 deg
tp 2456906.519194339625
0.0001547 JED
period 1713.128227742331
n .210141887904346 6.2493e-09 deg/d
Q 3.310976643595972 6.5643e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      129  
   data-arc span      5634 days (15.43 yr)  
   first obs. used      2000-06-03  
   last obs. used      2015-11-06  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .54611  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Nov-30 23:28:13  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.28479 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.76956 au 
 T_jup = 3.288 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 16.9 mag n/a MPO348785  

288478 Fahlman           Discovered 2004 Mar. 16 by D. D. Balam at Mauna Kea.
Gregory Gaylord Fahlman (b. 1944) has served since 2003 as the Director General of the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, National Research Council of Canada. He has made extensive contributions to studies of globular star clusters using ground- and space-based telescopes.
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Reference: 20120207/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2012-02-09

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Alternate Designations
 2004 FA17 = 2006 US193 
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