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9679 Crutzen (2600 P-L)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2009679
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 14 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1680298754284627 7.4405e-08  
a 2.433108151804309 1.2494e-08 AU
q 2.024273292152654 1.8303e-07 AU
i 1.264101542261376 7.4989e-06 deg
node 190.7456808321751 0.00024711 deg
peri 158.6907462364721 0.00024736 deg
M 119.0331114504834 1.5444e-05 deg
tp 2456542.140926712350
(2013-Sep-06.64092671)
5.9003e-05 JED
period 1386.246770943196
3.80
1.0677e-05
2.923e-08
d
yr
n .2596940224106403 2.0003e-09 deg/d
Q 2.841943011455965 1.4593e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      540  
   data-arc span      19921 days (54.54 yr)  
   first obs. used      1960-09-24  
   last obs. used      2015-04-10  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .60672  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Jun-04 16:06:12  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.01841 AU 
 T_jup = 3.486 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.9 mag n/a MPO267746  

9679 Crutzen           Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
Paul Crutzen (b. 1933) was a co-recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in chemistry for work in atmospheric chemistry, particularly concerning the formation and decomposition of ozone. The name was suggested by W. A. Fröger.
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Reference: 20001111/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2013-03-29

Alternate Designations
 2600 P-L = 1994 PY20 
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