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8568 Larrywilson (1996 RU2)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2008568
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 12 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1012170699480414 4.1771e-08  
a 2.157134743556016 1.3262e-08 AU
q 1.938795885330156 9.2792e-08 AU
i .8740945881253646 5.8754e-06 deg
node 44.72708674091739 0.00031064 deg
peri 242.557156607047 0.00031346 deg
M 325.3186281688853 4.6314e-05 deg
tp 2457111.982860745445
0.00014947 JED
period 1157.215754434312
n .3110915130739648 2.8689e-09 deg/d
Q 2.375473601781876 1.4605e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      919  
   data-arc span      7578 days (20.75 yr)  
   first obs. used      1993-09-19  
   last obs. used      2014-06-19  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .52393  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Oct-09 14:13:05  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .923906 AU 
 T_jup = 3.693 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.2 mag n/a MPO256927  

8568 Larrywilson           Discovered 1996 Sept. 10 by the Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking program.
Named in honor of Lawrence (Larry) Wilson, whom discoverer E. F. Helin has known since his childhood. As the editor of the Pasadena Star News, he has been supportive of the discoverer's work at Caltech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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Reference: 20000124/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2013-03-29

Alternate Designations
 1996 RU2 = 1993 TE48 = 1995 DV12 
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