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51663 Lovelock (2001 JL7)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2051663
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 13 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .07645301429548597 7.1222e-08  
a 2.245257631460202 1.5108e-08 au
q 2.073600917665126 1.5912e-07 au
i 4.382487253544495 7.7151e-06 deg
node 161.9235913393697 6.2904e-05 deg
peri 318.1356064601304 7.4777e-05 deg
M 288.5443720574067 4.0847e-05 deg
tp 2457844.411141108078
(2017-Mar-31.91114111)
0.00013979 JED
period 1228.846674882658
3.36
1.2403e-05
3.396e-08
d
yr
n .2929576222634742 2.9569e-09 deg/d
Q 2.416914345255277 1.6263e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      445  
   data-arc span      7328 days (20.06 yr)  
   first obs. used      1995-07-03  
   last obs. used      2015-07-26  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .5681  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Sep-02 15:57:48  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.09022 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.62507 au 
 T_jup = 3.624 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 16.6 mag n/a MPO344686  

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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