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57901 Hitchens (2002 CH275)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2057901
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 4 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1474615734598207 6.1123e-08  
a 2.676604833995292 4.9657e-08 AU
q 2.281908473644184 1.6094e-07 AU
i 12.2180058093848 1.0156e-05 deg
node 322.4665302704616 3.4158e-05 deg
peri 117.3825149962217 5.9221e-05 deg
M 332.0504619387244 5.751e-05 deg
tp 2457124.678653820665
(2015-Apr-12.17865382)
0.00025814 JED
period 1599.465267634517
4.38
4.4511e-05
1.219e-07
d
yr
n .2250752218786293 6.2635e-09 deg/d
Q 3.0713011943464 5.698e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      589  
   data-arc span      6560 days (17.96 yr)  
   first obs. used      1996-07-14  
   last obs. used      2014-06-30  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .49734  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jul-14 13:47:16  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.32648 AU 
 T_jup = 3.331 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.6 mag n/a MPO263798  

57901 Hitchens           Discovered 2002 Feb. 9 by the Lowell Observatory Near-Earth Object Search at the Anderson Mesa Station.
Christopher E. Hitchens (b. 1949), an intellectual of broad interests who lists "disputation" among his hobbies, lectures copiously and writes for a number of periodicals as a pundit and critic. Hitchens is the author of numerous books, including works on Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, Mother Theresa and George Orwell.
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Reference: 20101128/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-12-06

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Alternate Designations
 2002 CH275 = 1996 NQ5 
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