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40463 Frankkameny (1999 RE44)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2040463
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456800.5 (2014-May-23.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 8 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1804680113606589 7.9544e-08  
a 2.778857136923038 2.8349e-08 AU
q 2.277362315567163 2.2068e-07 AU
i 2.453834629179628 7.0875e-06 deg
node 303.0041545005767 0.00020863 deg
peri 30.66441207563323 0.00020944 deg
M 84.56686943301759 2.1602e-05 deg
tp 2456403.038094905721
(2013-Apr-20.53809491)
0.00010136 JED
period 1691.989863090224
4.63
2.5891e-05
7.089e-08
d
yr
n .2127672321526216 3.2558e-09 deg/d
Q 3.280351958278913 3.3465e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      452  
   data-arc span      6146 days (16.83 yr)  
   first obs. used      1997-03-03  
   last obs. used      2013-12-30  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .59354  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-10 05:14:07  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.26638 AU 
 T_jup = 3.309 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.2 mag n/a MPO267841  

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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