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78431 Kemble (2002 QJ50)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2078431
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456800.5 (2014-May-23.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 16 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1510008243779034 8.4276e-08  
a 2.442848489134407 2.6417e-08 AU
q 2.073976353444796 2.0742e-07 AU
i 2.994247158875124 9.3092e-06 deg
node 226.8459961931901 0.00016133 deg
peri 356.5319949526249 0.00016339 deg
M 120.3499767449702 2.6877e-05 deg
tp 2456334.284471565458
(2013-Feb-10.78447157)
0.00010256 JED
period 1394.579332508675
3.82
2.2622e-05
6.194e-08
d
yr
n .2581423599275666 4.1873e-09 deg/d
Q 2.811720624824018 3.0406e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      170  
   data-arc span      7945 days (21.75 yr)  
   first obs. used      1991-10-13  
   last obs. used      2013-07-14  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .65288  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-10 14:52:29  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.06539 AU 
 T_jup = 3.483 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 16.7 mag n/a MPO266288  

78431 Kemble           Discovered 2002 Aug. 16 by A. Lowe on images taken at Palomar.
Lucian J. Kemble (1922-1999) was a Franciscan Father ordained in 1953. Multi-talented, he was an avid amateur astronomer with a particular interest in deep-sky observing. In 1980, he drew attention to a chain of stars in the constellation of Camelopardalis that is now known as Kemble's Cascade.
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Reference: 20050919/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2005-09-26

Alternate Designations
 2002 QJ50 = 1999 YC2 = 2001 EY26 
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