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7399 Somme (1987 BC2)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2007399
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 13 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1978899815288377 4.9262e-08  
a 2.280311028877763 9.9791e-09 AU
q 1.829060321493138 1.143e-07 AU
i 3.863719431174936 5.2432e-06 deg
node 274.0914724395903 9.4696e-05 deg
peri 120.5009281607286 9.6481e-05 deg
M 99.21392764424405 1.6158e-05 deg
tp 2456653.875145414267
(2013-Dec-27.37514541)
5.6326e-05 JED
period 1257.736193030386
3.44
8.2562e-06
2.26e-08
d
yr
n .2862285445826417 1.8789e-09 deg/d
Q 2.731561736262389 1.1954e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1100  
   data-arc span      22822 days (62.48 yr)  
   first obs. used      1951-09-09  
   last obs. used      2014-03-04  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .5143  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-09 18:58:26  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .839194 AU 
 T_jup = 3.577 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.8 mag n/a MPO267737  

7399 Somme           Discovered 1987 Jan. 29 by E. W. Elst at the European Southern Observatory.
The Somme is a river in Northern France in the département of Picardie. The Celtic name means `tranquility'. With a length of nearly 250 km and a source near the city of St. Quentin, the Somme forms an extensive and beautiful bay, rich in flora and fauna, as it enters the English Channel.
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Reference: MPC batch dated 2014-09-09Last Updated: 2014-11-10

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Alternate Designations
 1987 BC2 = 1965 UU = 1972 VH1 = 1989 SV 
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