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67235 Fairbank (2000 EJ15)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2067235
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 14 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .08699835755595808 6.3162e-08  
a 2.768536505481062 2.7624e-08 au
q 2.527678376670497 1.7475e-07 au
i 8.77009763038437 1.094e-05 deg
node 175.8248434881709 4.023e-05 deg
peri 74.65901708294696 8.6641e-05 deg
M 135.3048918364975 7.0813e-05 deg
tp 2456968.110273209448
0.00033248 JED
period 1682.572585178249
n .2139580801275579 3.2022e-09 deg/d
Q 3.009394634291626 3.0027e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      345  
   data-arc span      8950 days (24.50 yr)  
   first obs. used      1991-04-09  
   last obs. used      2015-10-10  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .65552  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Oct-28 18:09:02  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.53178 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.03355 au 
 T_jup = 3.316 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.4 mag n/a MPO302424  

67235 Fairbank           Discovered 2000 Mar. 5 by S. Sposetti at Gnosca.
William Martin Fairbank (1917-1989), professor emeritus of physics at Stanford University, earned his Ph.D. from Yale in 1948. He taught at Amherst College and Duke University before joining the Stanford faculty in 1959. His research interests included superconductivity, gravity waves, individual quarks and monopoles.
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