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5972 Harryatkinson (1991 PS12)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2005972
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457400.5 (2016-Jan-13.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 14 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .08283425021674747 5.7786e-08  
a 2.679827277989078 2.0635e-08 au
q 2.457845794706466 1.6006e-07 au
i 13.89394030551834 6.558e-06 deg
node 153.2156516630933 2.3647e-05 deg
peri 323.9959836434516 4.4813e-05 deg
M 61.67401597891414 3.8425e-05 deg
tp 2457125.989879578211
(2015-Apr-13.48987958)
0.0001705 JED
period 1602.354602392537
4.39
1.8508e-05
5.067e-08
d
yr
n .2246693706015324 2.595e-09 deg/d
Q 2.901808761271691 2.2345e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1181  
   data-arc span      15002 days (41.07 yr)  
   first obs. used      1974-10-24  
   last obs. used      2015-11-20  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .5032  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Nov-30 15:51:51  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.48473 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.1608 au 
 T_jup = 3.330 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 11.9 mag n/a MPO267732  

5972 Harryatkinson           Discovered 1991 Aug. 5 by H. E. Holt at Palomar.
New Zealand-born physicist Harry Atkinson (b. 1929), on the staff of the U.K. government's chief scientist (1969-1972), was head of astronomy and space for the Science Research Council (1972-1978) and chair of the European Space Agency Council (1984-1987). In 2000 he chaired the U.K. Task Force on Near-Earth Objects.
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Reference: 20060413/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2006-04-17

Alternate Designations
 1991 PS12 = 1974 UF = 1987 SJ29 = 1987 SU2 = 1990 KM3 
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