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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 11 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1474615545653329 5.6007e-08  
a 2.676604801604476 3.1323e-08 AU
q 2.281908496602846 1.5749e-07 AU
i 12.21800904198441 9.1813e-06 deg
node 322.466533572917 3.402e-05 deg
peri 117.3824859530763 5.0694e-05 deg
M 332.0504986198704 3.821e-05 deg
tp 2457124.678488593723
(2015-Apr-12.17848859)
0.00017069 JED
period 1599.465238600729
4.38
2.8076e-05
7.687e-08
d
yr
n .2250752259642362 3.9509e-09 deg/d
Q 3.071301106606107 3.5942e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      690  
   data-arc span      6789 days (18.59 yr)  
   first obs. used      1996-07-14  
   last obs. used      2015-02-14  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .46672  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Apr-07 18:33:42  

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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