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982 Franklina (1922 MD)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2000982
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Orbit Diagram
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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 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 21 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2343560569039043 4.371e-08  
a 3.06622538747429 1.3383e-08 au
q 2.347636896087169 1.3338e-07 au
i 13.64790388003899 5.3973e-06 deg
node 299.1905897367118 1.9668e-05 deg
peri 351.1700241528777 2.1801e-05 deg
M 138.0518631567551 1.0096e-05 deg
tp 2456848.454163723452
5.3076e-05 JED
period 1961.121674628479
n .1835684163085901 1.2018e-09 deg/d
Q 3.784813878861411 1.6519e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1453  
   data-arc span      31992 days (87.59 yr)  
   first obs. used      1928-08-16  
   last obs. used      2016-03-19  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .52078  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Mar-24 15:28:15  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.33212 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.43715 au 
 T_jup = 3.147 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 10.0 mag n/a MPO365254  
diameter diameter 32.5 km n/a DASTCOM value unverified
rotation period rot_per 16. h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2016-February); Warner et al., 2009 lower-limit; Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Warner, B.D. (2011) Minor Planet Bul. 38, 89-92.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.1838   0.040 EAR-A-5-DDR-ALBEDOS-V1.0:IMPS IMPS quality code 2: from the PDS IMPS singleton file

982 Franklina (1922 MD)          Discovered 1922-May-21 by Wood, H. E. at Johannesburg (UO)
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 1922 MD = 1928 QF = 1938 HG 
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