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5553 Chodas (1984 CM1)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2005553
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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 .2101128660618181 7.4987e-08  
a 2.732915068967805 2.0437e-08 AU
q 2.158694451123448 2.0659e-07 AU
i 9.808556300679983 7.9996e-06 deg
node 162.0023227591265 3.6228e-05 deg
peri .7321297544947868 3.9861e-05 deg
M 246.8991231657262 1.8922e-05 deg
tp 2457318.943102550468
(2015-Oct-23.44310255)
9.074e-05 JED
period 1650.203978450586
4.52
1.851e-05
5.068e-08
d
yr
n .2181548491587156 2.447e-09 deg/d
Q 3.307135686812162 2.4731e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      888  
   data-arc span      11810 days (32.33 yr)  
   first obs. used      1981-08-30  
   last obs. used      2013-12-30  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .58006  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jan-21 22:55:45  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.16719 AU 
 T_jup = 3.300 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.2 mag n/a MPO279573  
SMASSII spectral type spec_B Ch   n/a EAR-A-5-DDR-TAXONOMY-V4.0 based on a high-resolution spectrum by Xu et al. (1995) or Bus and Binzel (2002)

5553 Chodas           Discovered 1984 Feb. 6 by E. Bowell at the Anderson Mesa Station of the Lowell Observatory.
Paul W. Chodas (1952- ) is a member of the Solar System Dynamics Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His work has contributed to the understanding of cometary nongravitational forces, the use of radar data in asteroidal and cometary orbits, orbital error analyses, earth close approaches and impact probabilities. He developed the system that allowed the use of radar landmark data on the surface of Venus for improved orbital solutions of the Magellan spacecraft. Citation prepared by D. K. Yeomans, a colleague of the honoree.
NOTE: some special characters may not display properly (any characters within {} are an attempt to place the proper accent above a character)
Reference: MPC22831Last Updated: 2005-11-23

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Alternate Designations
 1984 CM1 = 1981 QC4 
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