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78394 Garossino (2002 PB166)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2078394
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Orbit Diagram
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Orbit Viewer applet originally written and kindly provided by Osamu Ajiki (AstroArts), and further modified by Ron Baalke (JPL).

Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 13 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .09546180384982214 6.1034e-08  
a 2.443726041341938 1.5699e-08 au
q 2.210443545320651 1.4465e-07 au
i 5.609478807517448 5.7737e-06 deg
node 137.3201506585127 6.5555e-05 deg
peri 280.311029369634 7.5677e-05 deg
M 157.3368725620834 3.5564e-05 deg
tp 2456990.675013681774
0.00013843 JED
period 1395.330868725223
n .2580033224154905 2.4862e-09 deg/d
Q 2.677008537363224 1.7198e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      632  
   data-arc span      12323 days (33.74 yr)  
   first obs. used      1982-07-17  
   last obs. used      2016-04-12  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .60482  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Apr-25 15:21:24  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.22923 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.59226 au 
 T_jup = 3.487 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 16.0 mag n/a MPO226596  

78394 Garossino           Discovered 2002 Aug. 9 by A. Lowe on NEAT images taken at Haleakala.
Paul G. A. Garossino (b. 1953), husband of Cathy, father of Tony and Julia, is a Canadian geophysicist living in Houston. A regular George Observatory volunteer, he brings an exceptional enthusiasm to all his interests, from data processing to astronomy to cars, and freely shares his skills with all.
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Reference: 20040928/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2004-09-28

Alternate Designations
 2002 PB166 = 1999 XX214 
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