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4036 Whitehouse (1987 DW5)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2004036
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 11 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1527920098893233 5.682e-08  
a 2.799991144313944 1.9689e-08 AU
q 2.37217486970191 1.6174e-07 AU
i 4.679232080723885 7.1188e-06 deg
node 157.9717080265187 7.3034e-05 deg
peri 336.5542699872464 7.6686e-05 deg
M 344.7809549205649 2.6322e-05 deg
tp 2457072.846631712574
(2015-Feb-19.34663171)
0.00012549 JED
period 1711.328620198372
4.69
1.8051e-05
4.942e-08
d
yr
n .2103628699660676 2.2189e-09 deg/d
Q 3.227807418925978 2.2697e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1163  
   data-arc span      22662 days (62.05 yr)  
   first obs. used      1952-09-15  
   last obs. used      2014-10-02  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .51823  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Oct-09 13:59:47  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.38735 AU 
 T_jup = 3.303 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.9 mag n/a MPO279557  
SMASSII spectral type spec_B Cg   n/a EAR-A-5-DDR-TAXONOMY-V4.0 based on a high-resolution spectrum by Xu et al. (1995) or Bus and Binzel (2002)

4036 Whitehouse           Discovered 1987 Feb. 21 by H. Debehogne at the European Southern Observatory.
As a science journalist and particularly as BBC Online's Science Editor David Whitehouse (b. 1956) has had an important influence on science writing for an international public. His Aliens beneath the Ice won a U.K. Glaxo award in 1998, and he received the European Internet Journalist of the Year award in 2002.
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Reference: 20060413/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2006-04-17

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Alternate Designations
 1987 DW5 = 1959 EP = 1971 SO3 = 1976 YN4 = 1978 EE3 = 1982 BX8 
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