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8329 Speckman (1982 FP3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2008329
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Orbit Diagram
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 18 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1274215608007463 5.3225e-08  
a 3.176323648197966 2.202e-08 au
q 2.77159153133626 1.7399e-07 au
i 2.305128945504991 4.7349e-06 deg
node 67.40452909019693 0.00013309 deg
peri 139.5090620311869 0.00013431 deg
M 18.8041155751678 1.813e-05 deg
tp 2457492.496964971272
0.00010404 JED
period 2067.690578422488
n .1741072884680146 1.8105e-09 deg/d
Q 3.581055765059671 2.4825e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1655  
   data-arc span      14188 days (38.84 yr)  
   first obs. used      1977-06-13  
   last obs. used      2016-04-17  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .50424  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Apr-25 13:01:57  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.76718 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.37937 au 
 T_jup = 3.187 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.8 mag n/a MPO337326  

8329 Speckman           Discovered 1982 Mar. 22 by H. Debehogne at the European Southern Observatory.
Mark Speckman (b. 1955), football coach at Willamette University, was born without hands. He has turned his physical handicap into positive affirmation, touching many with his uplifting story about never giving up, helping others and always doing the very best you can regardless of the circumstances.
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Reference: 20060809/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2007-08-08

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Alternate Designations
 1982 FP3 = 1977 LO1 = 1982 HW2 
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