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17744 Jodiefoster (1998 BZ31)
Classification: Mars-crossing Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2017744
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 20 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .3110585149486388 3.537e-08  
a 2.393023063536118 9.5084e-09 au
q 1.648652863154731 8.337e-08 au
i 3.075378462417177 4.8755e-06 deg
node 240.7136874077293 7.2133e-05 deg
peri 102.0798406745625 7.2596e-05 deg
M 18.78616497143907 9.1571e-06 deg
tp 2458529.940680390049
(2019-Feb-15.44068039)
3.412e-05 TDB
period 1352.130948397428
3.70
8.0588e-06
2.206e-08
d
yr
n .2662464019677081 1.5868e-09 deg/d
Q 3.137393263917505 1.2466e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1112  
   data-arc span      16036 days (43.90 yr)  
   first obs. used      1974-08-21  
   last obs. used      2018-07-17  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .54973  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Jul-12 22:23:18  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .643463 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.29395 au 
 T_jup = 3.462 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.1   n/a MPO449081  
diameter diameter 2.117 km 0.389 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016AJ....152...63N)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.360   0.181 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016AJ....152...63N)  

17744 Jodiefoster           Discovered 1998 Jan. 18 by the OCA-DLR Asteroid Survey at Caussols.
Jodie Foster (b. 1962) is an accomplished actress and film director. For most astronomers she will always be Eleanor "Ellie" Arroway in Robert Zemeckis' movie Contact, based on the novel by the same name written by the late Carl Sagan.
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Reference: 20020921/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

Alternate Designations
 1998 BZ31 = 1974 QY = 1978 WH5 = 1989 UA9 = 2000 OC45 
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