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3866 Langley (1988 BH4)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2003866
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457400.5 (2016-Jan-13.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 18 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1884227211334638 6.1552e-08  
a 3.151437506416622 2.3787e-08 au
q 2.557635075975544 1.951e-07 au
i 3.608082024772378 6.697e-06 deg
node 222.6494845285961 9.6322e-05 deg
peri 123.5625296025126 9.8038e-05 deg
M 145.9829569436012 1.6617e-05 deg
tp 2456571.869086383132
(2013-Oct-06.36908638)
9.1732e-05 JED
period 2043.438050219247
5.59
2.3135e-05
6.334e-08
d
yr
n .1761736794327454 1.9946e-09 deg/d
Q 3.745239936857699 2.8269e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1320  
   data-arc span      27116 days (74.24 yr)  
   first obs. used      1941-09-23  
   last obs. used      2015-12-20  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .46298  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Jan-04 12:49:54  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.55104 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.69912 au 
 T_jup = 3.177 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 11.7 mag n/a MPO332854  
rotation period rot_per 9.4995 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2015-December); 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. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]

3866 Langley           Discovered 1988 Jan. 20 by H. Debehogne at the European Southern Observatory.
Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834-1906), third secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, was founder of its Astrophysical Observatory. While Allegheny Observatory director he invented a bolometer. He developed a working wing and in 1896 conducted the first successful flight of an unmanned, heavier-than-air flying machine.
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Reference: 20040713/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2004-07-14

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Alternate Designations
 1988 BH4 = 1941 SD2 = 1964 XK = 1975 XC7 = 1975 YN = 1977 CO1 = 1980 TU9 = 1983 AL2 = 1985 OJ = 1986 XZ 
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