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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 8 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .07675911457224553 7.9007e-08  
a 2.244906171657484 1.8363e-08 AU
q 2.072589161623286 1.7923e-07 AU
i 4.382244118342881 1.0143e-05 deg
node 161.9293106882522 7.2173e-05 deg
peri 317.912964578625 9.942e-05 deg
M 54.40005569331404 6.3514e-05 deg
tp 2456614.851022642552
(2013-Nov-18.35102264)
0.00021746 JED
period 1228.558151217027
3.36
1.5074e-05
4.127e-08
d
yr
n .2930264225941434 3.5954e-09 deg/d
Q 2.417223181691682 1.9773e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      391  
   data-arc span      6853 days (18.76 yr)  
   first obs. used      1995-07-03  
   last obs. used      2014-04-07  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .57917  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Apr-17 14:55:31  

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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Reference: 20090806/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2011-05-09
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