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16035 Sasandford (1999 FX32)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2016035
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 34 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .09014772151844638 2.8744e-08  
a 2.785545933681558 1.1472e-08 au
q 2.534435314575192 7.9191e-08 au
i 9.535869109350481 3.3562e-06 deg
node 128.5923037297909 2.0097e-05 deg
peri 164.0684625457675 2.828e-05 deg
M 118.7085962284048 1.9393e-05 deg
tp 2458440.557306584608
9.1443e-05 TDB
period 1698.102547196214
n .2120013308939477 1.3097e-09 deg/d
Q 3.036656552787923 1.2506e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2540  
   data-arc span      12232 days (33.49 yr)  
   first obs. used      1986-08-08  
   last obs. used      2020-02-03  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .48698  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-22 21:33:22  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.5199 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.15628 au 
 T_jup = 3.305 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.7   n/a MPO431682  
diameter diameter 21.532 km 0.150 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
geometric albedo albedo 0.035   0.002 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

16035 Sasandford           Discovered 1999 Mar. 24 by the Lowell Observatory Near-Earth Object Search at the Anderson Mesa Station.
Astronomer and meteoriticist Scott Alan Sandford (b. 1957), a researcher at NASA's Ames Research Center, studies the connections between interstellar chemistry and the materials, particularly organics, found in meteorites. The name was suggested by D. P. Cruikshank.
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Reference: 20040928/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2004-09-28

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Alternate Designations
 1999 FX32 = 1986 PM5 
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