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40463 Frankkameny (1999 RE44)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2040463
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 10 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1802176192545384 7.7371e-08  
a 2.781149670442302 2.736e-08 AU
q 2.279937498044646 2.1296e-07 AU
i 2.453141815921705 7.0093e-06 deg
node 303.0095291932064 0.00018573 deg
peri 30.92463814235013 0.00018647 deg
M 126.8074290223732 2.0369e-05 deg
tp 2456403.770970463498
(2013-Apr-21.27097046)
9.4521e-05 JED
period 1694.084110760095
4.64
2.4999e-05
6.844e-08
d
yr
n .2125042066763005 3.1358e-09 deg/d
Q 3.282361842839957 3.2291e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      494  
   data-arc span      6534 days (17.89 yr)  
   first obs. used      1997-03-03  
   last obs. used      2015-01-22  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .57837  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Feb-04 14:45:55  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.27082 AU 
 T_jup = 3.308 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.1 mag n/a MPO319572  

40463 Frankkameny           Discovered 1999 Sept. 15 by G. W. Billings at Calgary.
Frank L. Kameny (1925-2011) trained as a variable star astronomer in the 1950s, but joined the Civil Rights struggle. His contributions included removing homosexuality from being termed a mental disorder in 1973 and shepherding passage of the District of Columbia marriage equality law in 2009.
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Reference: 20120703/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2012-07-09

Alternate Designations
 1999 RE44 = 1997 EJ19 
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