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4301 Boyden (1966 PM)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2004301
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 12 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1122948868945746 5.3633e-08  
a 3.11240623377082 2.8729e-08 AU
q 2.762898927779557 1.5933e-07 AU
i 2.284898470918251 5.6573e-06 deg
node 52.15659282856112 0.00013006 deg
peri 100.5438605177827 0.00013275 deg
M 101.8713329188087 2.6091e-05 deg
tp 2456432.965418492547
(2013-May-20.46541849)
0.00014494 JED
period 2005.593168251955
5.49
2.7769e-05
7.603e-08
d
yr
n .1794980186902863 2.4853e-09 deg/d
Q 3.461913539762083 3.1955e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1224  
   data-arc span      22848 days (62.55 yr)  
   first obs. used      1951-11-28  
   last obs. used      2014-06-18  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .50766  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Aug-13 14:03:15  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.77516 AU 
 T_jup = 3.208 
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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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