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5953 Shelton (1987 HS)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2005953
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 7 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1667843399377271 9.0379e-08  
a 2.319589077685747 1.7528e-08 AU
q 1.932717944437168 2.0696e-07 AU
i 24.02654565112446 8.7532e-06 deg
node 137.7722179817906 1.9692e-05 deg
peri 163.6183905028472 3.1266e-05 deg
M 225.1234066686272 2.6952e-05 deg
tp 2457483.947253053166
(2016-Apr-05.44725305)
9.7293e-05 JED
period 1290.372234354595
3.53
1.4626e-05
4.004e-08
d
yr
n .2789892640398148 3.1623e-09 deg/d
Q 2.706460210934325 2.0451e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      655  
   data-arc span      11332 days (31.03 yr)  
   first obs. used      1983-02-19  
   last obs. used      2014-02-28  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .50863  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-16 13:33:08  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .925705 AU 
 T_jup = 3.446 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.4 mag n/a MPO236427  
rotation period rot_per 18. h n/a Asteroid Lightcurve DataBase (Rev. 2014-Mar-01) lower-limit; Incomplete or inconclusive result.
Published Reference List:
[Pravec, P.; Wolf, M.; Sarounova, L. (2012) http://www.asu.cas.cz/~ppravec/neo.htm]

5953 Shelton           Discovered 1987 Apr. 25 by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker at Palomar.
Named in honor of Ian Shelton, Canadian astronomer, best known for his discovery of the supernova in the Large Magellanic Cloud on 1987 Feb. 24. During his four years as resident observer at the University of Toronto Southern Observatory, he participated in programs with astronomers worldwide, and more recently he has generously contributed to the astronomical education of school children, parents and teachers. Name suggested and citation prepared by D. MacCormack and R. Garrison.
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Reference: 19980211/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-11-17

Alternate Designations
 1987 HS = 1983 DO = 1984 OD = 1987 FK1 
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