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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 11 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1680298333419729 7.9708e-08  
a 2.43310815696955 1.2974e-08 AU
q 2.024273398850962 1.9685e-07 AU
i 1.264101429858838 8.2083e-06 deg
node 190.74566480 0.00025109 deg
peri 158.6907516828533 0.0002514 deg
M 119.0331184570869 1.6176e-05 deg
tp 2456542.140898272549
(2013-Sep-06.64089827)
6.2148e-05 JED
period 1386.246775357486
3.80
1.1088e-05
3.036e-08
d
yr
n .2596940215836844 2.0771e-09 deg/d
Q 2.841942915088138 1.5154e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      447  
   data-arc span      19843 days (54.33 yr)  
   first obs. used      1960-09-24  
   last obs. used      2015-01-22  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .62437  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Feb-04 13:26:51  

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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