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4301 Boyden (1966 PM)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2004301
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457400.5 (2016-Jan-13.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 19 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .112213477868579 5.0465e-08  
a 3.113185036068002 2.7247e-08 au
q 2.763843715922394 1.4598e-07 au
i 2.284673946497242 4.8127e-06 deg
node 52.1464122493447 0.00012402 deg
peri 100.7102007676306 0.000126 deg
M 173.4765394744089 2.3681e-05 deg
tp 2456433.683446247989
(2013-May-21.18344625)
0.00012889 JED
period 2006.34599009896
5.49
2.634e-05
7.211e-08
d
yr
n .1794306673806763 2.3556e-09 deg/d
Q 3.462526356213611 3.0305e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1341  
   data-arc span      23341 days (63.90 yr)  
   first obs. used      1951-11-28  
   last obs. used      2015-10-24  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .5077  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Nov-30 15:46:06  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.77553 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.53425 au 
 T_jup = 3.207 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.5 mag n/a MPO263385  

4301 Boyden           Discovered 1966 Aug. 7 at Bloemfontein.
Massachusetts mechanical engineer Uriah Atherton Boyden (1804-1879) designed an improved turbine waterwheel for use in textile mills. His bequest to build a new observatory at a mountain site allowed the Harvard College Observatory to establish the Boyden Observatory at Arequipa. It moved to Bloemfontein in 1927.
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Reference: 20060809/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2007-08-08

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Alternate Designations
 1966 PM = 1975 EE2 = 1978 TL2 = 1979 YZ7 = 1986 ER 
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