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51663 Lovelock (2001 JL7)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2051663
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456800.5 (2014-May-23.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 7 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .07675910844453718 7.9136e-08  
a 2.244906176074684 1.8888e-08 AU
q 2.072589179457557 1.7979e-07 AU
i 4.382244633256357 1.015e-05 deg
node 161.9293700491595 7.9663e-05 deg
peri 317.912912824458 0.00010562 deg
M 54.40004576195476 6.455e-05 deg
tp 2456614.851055986980
(2013-Nov-18.35105599)
0.00022089 JED
period 1228.558154843094
3.36
1.5505e-05
4.245e-08
d
yr
n .2930264217292811 3.6982e-09 deg/d
Q 2.417223172691812 2.0338e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      365  
   data-arc span      6821 days (18.67 yr)  
   first obs. used      1995-07-03  
   last obs. used      2014-03-06  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .57031  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Mar-22 11:53:37  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.09056 AU 
 T_jup = 3.624 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 16.5 mag n/a MPO250682  

51663 Lovelock           Discovered 2001 May 15 by the Lowell Observatory Near-Earth Object Search at the Anderson Mesa Station.
James E. Lovelock (b. 1919) is a chemist, inventor, earth system scientist and author. He is best known for his founding and development of Gaia theory, in which he proposed that living and non-living parts of the earth form a complex interacting system that may in some ways be seen as a living entity.
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