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300909 Kenthompson (2008 BZ45)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2300909
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 6 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .08450894514588475 1.0736e-07  
a 3.15613550299466 6.2882e-08 AU
q 2.889413820899105 3.2113e-07 AU
i 9.643205396095581 1.4798e-05 deg
node 168.8822453065262 5.2855e-05 deg
peri 253.0675069232424 9.9025e-05 deg
M 149.9281227494407 8.2955e-05 deg
tp 2456147.571767260000
(2012-Aug-08.07176726)
0.00046718 JED
period 2048.009127010464
5.61
6.1206e-05
1.676e-07
d
yr
n .1757804666258992 5.2533e-09 deg/d
Q 3.422857185090214 6.8196e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      119  
   data-arc span      6589 days (18.04 yr)  
   first obs. used      1997-03-15  
   last obs. used      2015-03-30  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .57162  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Apr-08 02:56:29  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.92005 AU 
 T_jup = 3.179 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.7 mag n/a MPO248646  

300909 Kenthompson           Discovered 2008 Jan. 30 by T. Glinos and D. H. Levy at the Jarnac Observatory, Vail.
Kenneth Lane Thompson (b. 1943) is a computer scientist and winner of the Turing, Hamming Medal, National Medal of Technology and Japan Prize awards. He created the B programming language, the UTF-8 character encoding and the Belle chess machine, and was co-creator of the UNIX and Plan 9 operating systems.
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Reference: 20120207/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2012-02-09

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Alternate Designations
 2008 BZ45 = 2003 FO71 
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