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40463 Frankkameny (1999 RE44)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2040463
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 16 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1806482147778872 6.8448e-08  
a 2.779805684681043 2.5326e-08 au
q 2.277638750313991 1.9096e-07 au
i 2.441133220549109 6.2346e-06 deg
node 302.7866877525368 0.00016219 deg
peri 32.0523648177801 0.00016279 deg
M 253.0894191983375 1.9827e-05 deg
tp 2458103.234017864241
(2017-Dec-15.73401786)
9.5994e-05 JED
period 1692.85626431011
4.63
2.3135e-05
6.334e-08
d
yr
n .2126583382120223 2.9062e-09 deg/d
Q 3.281972619048096 2.9901e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      613  
   data-arc span      6978 days (19.10 yr)  
   first obs. used      1997-03-03  
   last obs. used      2016-04-10  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .55603  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Apr-25 14:16:33  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.26742 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.08332 au 
 T_jup = 3.308 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.2 mag n/a MPO337585  
rotation period rot_per 56.5554 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2016-February); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2016) Astron. J. 150, A75.]

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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Alternate Designations
 1999 RE44 = 1997 EJ19 
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