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57901 Hitchens (2002 CH275)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2057901
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456800.5 (2014-May-23.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 4 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1475062788052151 6.1124e-08  
a 2.677023149576961 4.9845e-08 AU
q 2.282145426507447 1.6095e-07 AU
i 12.21783466634566 1.0155e-05 deg
node 322.4659860302154 3.4157e-05 deg
peri 117.3261681220979 5.9199e-05 deg
M 287.0936685016713 5.6535e-05 deg
tp 2457124.495786405613
(2015-Apr-11.99578641)
0.00025807 JED
period 1599.840243075382
4.38
4.4682e-05
1.223e-07
d
yr
n .2250224680609171 6.2847e-09 deg/d
Q 3.071900872646475 5.7197e-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 = 1.32639 AU 
 T_jup = 3.330 
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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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