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85386 Payton (1996 OU2)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2085386
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 13 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1136486365692551 9.0322e-08  
a 2.687876638011805 2.2308e-08 au
q 2.38240312283541 2.3781e-07 au
i 13.63279510358771 8.2378e-06 deg
node 310.7728932558269 2.4718e-05 deg
peri 37.87271202703734 3.9978e-05 deg
M 156.5806019387061 3.1066e-05 deg
tp 2456900.419657562577
0.00013528 JED
period 1609.579476365341
n .2236609035379422 2.7844e-09 deg/d
Q 2.9933501531882 2.4844e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      566  
   data-arc span      7205 days (19.73 yr)  
   first obs. used      1996-07-26  
   last obs. used      2016-04-17  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .55809  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Apr-25 15:30:28  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.38685 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.38814 au 
 T_jup = 3.324 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.7 mag n/a MPO366212  

85386 Payton           Discovered 1996 July 26 by AMOS at Haleakala.
Walter "Sweetness" Payton (1954-1999) was one of the greatest running backs ever to play in the National Football League. He is considered by many to be the best all-around football player ever. His 13-year career was with the Chicago Bears. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993.
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Alternate Designations
 1996 OU2 = 2001 TP118 
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