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29660 Jessmacalpine (1998 WE20)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2029660
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Orbit Diagram
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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 15 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .146908514656468 5.288e-08  
a 2.292500528727343 1.3425e-08 au
q 1.955712681202841 1.2532e-07 au
i 3.520983501496211 5.9958e-06 deg
node 21.46276486264218 8.8265e-05 deg
peri 70.47975662255024 9.1495e-05 deg
M 6.903337235104778 2.5133e-05 deg
tp 2457576.188084226608
8.8397e-05 JED
period 1267.834582079219
n .2839487146734935 2.4943e-09 deg/d
Q 2.629288376251844 1.5397e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      557  
   data-arc span      13993 days (38.31 yr)  
   first obs. used      1977-10-11  
   last obs. used      2016-02-02  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .52725  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Feb-25 20:59:32  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .974001 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.55222 au 
 T_jup = 3.580 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 16.0 mag n/a MPO358906  

29660 Jessmacalpine           Discovered 1998 Nov. 18 by the Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research Team at Socorro.
Jessie Leanne Preston MacAlpine (b. 1995) was awarded best of category and first place in the 2013 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her medicine and health sciences project. She attends the Huron Park Secondary School, Woodstock, Ontario, Canada.
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Reference: MPC batch dated 2014-06-13Last Updated: 2015-02-04

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Alternate Designations
 1998 WE20 = 1982 BP6 = 3249 T-3 
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