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5691 Fredwatson (1992 FD)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2005691
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 20 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1165921980567238 7.3813e-08  
a 2.333644191592044 1.3672e-08 au
q 2.061559485812022 1.7111e-07 au
i 26.21477499852784 7.9785e-06 deg
node 175.8032806846694 1.3618e-05 deg
peri 34.615084800952 2.8485e-05 deg
M 254.3333254954359 2.6663e-05 deg
tp 2457982.695814127053
(2017-Aug-17.19581413)
9.7451e-05 JED
period 1302.118134509818
3.57
1.1443e-05
3.133e-08
d
yr
n .2764726106326151 2.4297e-09 deg/d
Q 2.605728897372067 1.5266e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1035  
   data-arc span      23501 days (64.34 yr)  
   first obs. used      1951-09-08  
   last obs. used      2016-01-11  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .44607  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Feb-25 18:14:30  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.08706 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.39198 au 
 T_jup = 3.423 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.3 mag n/a MPO365316  
rotation period rot_per 106.0 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2016-February); Warner et al., 2009 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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