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3984 Chacos (1984 SB6)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2003984
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 5 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1821799752403099 5.4087e-08  
a 2.436136255923198 1.4851e-08 AU
q 1.992321013137089 1.3069e-07 AU
i 2.938023213325676 5.8387e-06 deg
node 100.0938792796838 0.00011699 deg
peri 262.8434289567439 0.00011854 deg
M 339.6501249915624 1.9863e-05 deg
tp 2457079.007298832519
(2015-Feb-25.50729883)
7.7012e-05 JED
period 1388.835438448076
3.80
1.27e-05
3.477e-08
d
yr
n .2592099755189673 2.3703e-09 deg/d
Q 2.879951498709308 1.7557e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      960  
   data-arc span      16293 days (44.61 yr)  
   first obs. used      1969-11-11  
   last obs. used      2014-06-21  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .52427  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jul-14 12:07:47  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .992491 AU 
 T_jup = 3.480 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.3 mag n/a MPO265978  

3984 Chacos           Discovered 1984 Sept. 21 by H. Debehogne at the European Southern Observatory.
Albert Anthony Chacos (b. 1953) helped further the exploration of the planets as a key engineer for NASA's New Horizons Pluto-Kuiper Belt mission. He also played important roles in other space missions, including the Messenger mission to Mercury.
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Reference: 20051215/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2006-03-22

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Alternate Designations
 1984 SB6 = 1969 VE1 = 1980 PS2 
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