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5691 Fredwatson (1992 FD)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2005691
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 12 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1162357031835056 7.6652e-08  
a 2.334289607198499 1.6045e-08 AU
q 2.062961813271832 1.7673e-07 AU
i 26.21212086011371 8.6613e-06 deg
node 175.8036827189912 1.5479e-05 deg
peri 34.56923089871341 3.7086e-05 deg
M 88.54749161122866 3.1381e-05 deg
tp 2456680.091304552633
(2014-Jan-22.59130455)
0.00011385 JED
period 1302.658361769168
3.57
1.3431e-05
3.677e-08
d
yr
n .2763579542920804 2.8493e-09 deg/d
Q 2.605617401125166 1.791e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      886  
   data-arc span      22997 days (62.96 yr)  
   first obs. used      1951-09-08  
   last obs. used      2014-08-25  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .44626  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Sep-12 13:48:23  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.09015 AU 
 T_jup = 3.423 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.2 mag n/a MPO256906  
rotation period rot_per 106.0 h n/a Asteroid Lightcurve DataBase (Rev. 2014-Mar-01) Published Reference List:
[Brinsfield, J.W. (2010) Minor Planet Bul. 37, 146-147.]

5691 Fredwatson           Discovered 1992 Mar. 26 by R. H. McNaught at Siding Spring Observatory.
Fred Garnett Watson (b. 1944) specializes in astronomical instrumentation and helped pioneer the use of fiber-optic spectroscopy. He is currently astronomer-in-charge of the Anglo-Australian Observatory. Through his frequent radio appearances and magazine columns, he has become a well-known public figure.
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Reference: 20040504/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2004-05-11

Alternate Designations
 1992 FD = 1953 FX 
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