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4608 Wodehouse (1988 BW3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2004608
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456800.5 (2014-May-23.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 6 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2190317867734102 5.8825e-08  
a 2.361147566550044 9.4481e-09 AU
q 1.843981196212898 1.3874e-07 AU
i 7.448205922737053 7.2127e-06 deg
node 203.182799949741 4.0872e-05 deg
peri 202.6553351503868 4.3335e-05 deg
M 137.6474467717468 1.4856e-05 deg
tp 2456293.802476426448
(2013-Jan-01.30247643)
5.3626e-05 JED
period 1325.205172813419
3.63
7.9542e-06
2.178e-08
d
yr
n .2716560479730981 1.6305e-09 deg/d
Q 2.87831393688719 1.1518e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1068  
   data-arc span      22713 days (62.18 yr)  
   first obs. used      1952-01-31  
   last obs. used      2014-04-08  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .5346  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Apr-17 13:46:33  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .854147 AU 
 T_jup = 3.507 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.8 mag n/a MPO256897  
rotation period rot_per 13.944 h n/a Asteroid Lightcurve DataBase (Rev. 2013-Sep-12) Published Reference List:
[Pravec, P.; Wolf, M.; Sarounova, L. (2005) http://www.asu.cas.cz/~ppravec/neo.htm]
[Pray, D.P.; Galad, A.; Gajdos, S.; Vilagi, J.; et al. (2006) Minor Planet Bul. 33, 92-95.]

4608 Wodehouse           Discovered 1988 Jan. 19 by H. Debehogne at the European Southern Observatory.
The English writer Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (1881-1975) is renowned for his humorous stories of the upper-class world of Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves. The name was suggested by J. Meeus.
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Reference: 20060413/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2006-04-17

Alternate Designations
 1988 BW3 = 1954 SG = 1978 GO4 = 1983 TD 
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