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40409 Taichikato (1999 RS2)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2040409
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 3 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2081691629228243 5.4086e-08  
a 2.449138989345339 2.3865e-08 AU
q 1.939303776051668 1.3135e-07 AU
i 3.521414490154104 5.6796e-06 deg
node 115.5525753987702 0.00013228 deg
peri 204.8846605443021 0.00013487 deg
M 6.035485928738615 3.3177e-05 deg
tp 2456977.029177120994
(2014-Nov-15.52917712)
0.00012875 JED
period 1399.969503069983
3.83
2.0462e-05
5.602e-08
d
yr
n .2571484587418216 3.7585e-09 deg/d
Q 2.95897420263901 2.8833e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      487  
   data-arc span      6949 days (19.03 yr)  
   first obs. used      1994-03-05  
   last obs. used      2013-03-14  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .63222  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-10 05:13:16  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .927885 AU 
 T_jup = 3.464 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.6 mag n/a MPO257148  

40409 Taichikato           Discovered 1999 Sept. 6 by G. Masi at Ceccano.
Taichi Kato (b. 1961) is an active researcher in astronomy at Kyoto University, mainly in the field of cataclysmic variables. He dedicates his efforts to the VSNET system, a network devoted to variable stars, which often succeeds in alerting observers about important phenomena.
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Reference: 20020921/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

Alternate Designations
 1999 RS2 = 1998 FX144 = 2000 YV134 
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