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8330 Fitzroy (1982 FX3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2008330
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 11 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1053303790484927 5.5452e-08  
a 3.177698997824233 3.3708e-08 AU
q 2.842990757881392 1.8719e-07 AU
i 5.353337781717316 7.186e-06 deg
node 12.23104815662748 6.1641e-05 deg
peri 224.3988639724688 7.2411e-05 deg
M 245.0085708518555 4.2406e-05 deg
tp 2457661.392058332975
(2016-Sep-29.89205833)
0.00024951 JED
period 2069.033690270558
5.66
3.2921e-05
9.013e-08
d
yr
n .1739942668371554 2.7685e-09 deg/d
Q 3.512407237767075 3.7258e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1113  
   data-arc span      23070 days (63.16 yr)  
   first obs. used      1951-11-30  
   last obs. used      2015-01-28  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .5243  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Feb-04 13:22:47  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.83638 AU 
 T_jup = 3.185 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.3 mag n/a MPO247442  

8330 Fitzroy           Discovered 1982 Mar. 28 by H. Debehogne at the European Southern Observatory.
British Naval Officer, hydrographer and meteorologist Robert FitzRoy (1805-1865) was captain of the HMS Beagle, which sailed around the world with Charles Darwin aboard as naturalist. FitzRoy was governor of New Zealand (1843-1848) and in 1854 established and directed what is now the British Meteorological Office.
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Reference: 20060809/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2007-08-08

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Alternate Designations
 1982 FX3 = 1987 CM 
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