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3131 Mason-Dixon (1982 BM1)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2003131
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 19 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .0429055100018268 4.8969e-08  
a 2.922406032837433 1.9241e-08 au
q 2.797018711566128 1.436e-07 au
i 2.4066192941839 4.6248e-06 deg
node 44.75192904302733 0.00011351 deg
peri 149.9449140815942 0.0001288 deg
M 278.3273987406088 6.5883e-05 deg
tp 2458014.483610372586
(2017-Sep-17.98361037)
0.00033559 JED
period 1824.77474007226
5.00
1.8022e-05
4.934e-08
d
yr
n .1972846248330598 1.9484e-09 deg/d
Q 3.047793354108739 2.0067e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1792  
   data-arc span      22545 days (61.72 yr)  
   first obs. used      1954-07-29  
   last obs. used      2016-04-19  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .51825  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Apr-25 12:42:33  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.79499 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.90879 au 
 T_jup = 3.277 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.0 mag n/a MPO347546  
rotation period rot_per 19.748 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.]

3131 Mason-Dixon (1982 BM1)          Discovered 1982-Jan-24 by Bowell, E. at Flagstaff (AM)
Discovered at the Anderson Mesa station, which is operated by the Lowell Observatory.
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 1982 BM1 = 1962 CK = 1975 XS2 = 1977 DB3 = 1979 OS16 = 1979 QJ6 = A922 DC 
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