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4252 Godwin (1985 RG4)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2004252
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 15 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1382628159302193 5.8111e-08  
a 2.653568299560244 1.8209e-08 AU
q 2.286678474199881 1.5943e-07 AU
i 13.4983595200252 6.9614e-06 deg
node 164.0356353052267 2.2597e-05 deg
peri 59.10710417720556 3.3136e-05 deg
M 16.81760940872783 2.4151e-05 deg
tp 2456926.742600993349
(2014-Sep-26.24260099)
0.00010583 JED
period 1578.860764159165
4.32
1.6252e-05
4.45e-08
d
yr
n .2280125063413815 2.347e-09 deg/d
Q 3.020458124920606 2.0727e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1168  
   data-arc span      11359 days (31.10 yr)  
   first obs. used      1984-04-19  
   last obs. used      2015-05-26  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .49436  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Jun-04 15:46:57  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.31414 AU 
 T_jup = 3.336 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.7 mag n/a MPO298992  
rotation period rot_per 11.623 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2015-May); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Casalnuovo, G.B. (2015) Minor Planet Bul. 42, 139-141.]

4252 Godwin           Discovered 1985 Sept. 11 by H. Debehogne at the European Southern Observatory.
Richard Godwin (b. 1955), a board member of the Space Frontier Foundation, served as executive director of The Watch, a support organization for NEO detection. His brother Robert Godwin (b. 1958) is a space expert and space-history researcher. Together they founded a space book company and write extensively on space.
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Reference: 20071124/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2007-11-26

Alternate Designations
 1985 RG4 = 1984 HE 
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