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7277 Klass (1983 RM2)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2007277
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456800.5 (2014-May-23.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 10 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2233076621428025 6.2071e-08  
a 2.618448467232271 1.5512e-08 AU
q 2.033728861573227 1.5954e-07 AU
i 3.79469435009533 6.2056e-06 deg
node 97.20315697839017 0.00010242 deg
peri 239.9690410558612 0.00010375 deg
M 90.10886729350071 1.7576e-05 deg
tp 2456413.126860632017
(2013-Apr-30.62686063)
7.4375e-05 JED
period 1547.620499081919
4.24
1.3753e-05
3.765e-08
d
yr
n .23261516645299 2.0671e-09 deg/d
Q 3.203168072891314 1.8976e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      992  
   data-arc span      12551 days (34.36 yr)  
   first obs. used      1979-11-11  
   last obs. used      2014-03-23  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .55489  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Apr-17 13:52:13  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.02631 AU 
 T_jup = 3.367 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.8 mag n/a MPO279591  

7277 Klass           Discovered 1983 Sept. 4 by E. Bowell at the Anderson Mesa Station of Lowell Observatory.
Named in honor of Philip J. Klass (b. 1919), for more than 30 years the senior avionics editor of Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine. Klass is best known to the public for his work in skeptically evaluating sensationalist claims about UFOs, making numerous TV appearances and writing five books on the subject. He has also written extensively on surveillance satellites. Name and citation provided by R. Sheaffer.
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Reference: 19990202/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-06-11

Alternate Designations
 1983 RM2 = 1979 VS = 1982 HH3 = 1991 LP1 
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