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3984 Chacos (1984 SB6)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2003984
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456800.5 (2014-May-23.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 5 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1822461148155811 5.4079e-08  
a 2.436192037195118 1.4774e-08 AU
q 1.992205503471652 1.3072e-07 AU
i 2.938069378448186 5.839e-06 deg
node 100.0941693149405 0.00011698 deg
peri 262.8547991754646 0.00011853 deg
M 287.8055838080571 1.9613e-05 deg
tp 2457079.026687339229
(2015-Feb-25.52668734)
7.6998e-05 JED
period 1388.883139875198
3.80
1.2634e-05
3.459e-08
d
yr
n .2592010729083721 2.3578e-09 deg/d
Q 2.880178570918584 1.7466e-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 = .990894 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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