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9620 Ericidle (1993 FU13)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2009620
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Orbit Viewer applet originally written and kindly provided by Osamu Ajiki (AstroArts), and further modified by Ron Baalke (JPL).

Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 6 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1546860664536085 6.0543e-08  
a 2.250730662881411 1.4497e-08 AU
q 1.902573989993763 1.3385e-07 AU
i 4.243683609783869 6.0622e-06 deg
node 74.5278216248803 9.9875e-05 deg
peri 2.418307479289939 0.00010286 deg
M 245.7161334438339 2.7065e-05 deg
tp 2457392.030990348558
9.4017e-05 JED
period 1233.342559828504
n .2918897082819051 2.8201e-09 deg/d
Q 2.598887335769059 1.6739e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      792  
   data-arc span      9331 days (25.55 yr)  
   first obs. used      1988-12-15  
   last obs. used      2014-07-03  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .50716  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jul-14 12:22:14  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .917526 AU 
 T_jup = 3.608 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.5 mag n/a MPO263435  

9620 Ericidle           Discovered 1993 Mar. 17 at the European Southern Observatory in the course of the Uppsala-ESO Survey of Asteroids and Comets.
Eric Idle (b. 1943), another member of Monty Python's Flying Circus, is also well known for other projects, such as "All You Need Is Cash" and several books for children.
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Reference: 20000320/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2013-03-29

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Alternate Designations
 1993 FU13 = 1988 XQ4 = 1991 RE35 
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