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5309 MacPherson (1981 ED25)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2005309
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 9 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2346257164284588 5.0572e-08  
a 2.252060517190968 1.0637e-08 AU
q 1.723669204904792 1.1296e-07 AU
i 4.043786095919005 5.2288e-06 deg
node 202.1978369770722 8.2805e-05 deg
peri 125.3302903796401 8.3712e-05 deg
M 220.6640684644461 1.4156e-05 deg
tp 2457478.281287618151
(2016-Mar-30.78128762)
5.0709e-05 JED
period 1234.435810253618
3.38
8.7454e-06
2.394e-08
d
yr
n .2916312026998285 2.0661e-09 deg/d
Q 2.780451829477145 1.3132e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      991  
   data-arc span      13093 days (35.85 yr)  
   first obs. used      1978-05-09  
   last obs. used      2014-03-14  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .53738  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-09 18:10:55  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .71708 AU 
 T_jup = 3.586 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.3 mag n/a MPO263395  

5309 MacPherson           Discovered 1981 Mar. 2 by S. J. Bus at Siding Spring in the course of the U.K. Schmidt-Caltech Asteroid Survey.
Glenn MacPherson (b. 1950), curator at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, has studied chondrules and Ca-Al-rich inclusions to investigate the nebular processes that formed chondritic meteorites. His work on short-lived isotopes has helped constrain the timing of these processes.
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Reference: 20020624/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

Alternate Designations
 1981 ED25 = 1975 NO1 = 1982 SD5 
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