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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 13 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1053303747629054 5.4836e-08  
a 3.177698995734028 3.3396e-08 AU
q 2.842990769629654 1.8586e-07 AU
i 5.35333783318079 6.9364e-06 deg
node 12.23104963363304 6.1417e-05 deg
peri 224.3988629773073 7.2115e-05 deg
M 245.0085711159618 4.2345e-05 deg
tp 2457661.392056162997
(2016-Sep-29.89205616)
0.00024921 JED
period 2069.033688229125
5.66
3.2617e-05
8.93e-08
d
yr
n .1739942670088287 2.7429e-09 deg/d
Q 3.512407221838401 3.6914e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1210  
   data-arc span      23124 days (63.31 yr)  
   first obs. used      1951-11-30  
   last obs. used      2015-03-23  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .51667  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Apr-07 16:31:20  

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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