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246247 Sheldoncooper (2007 SP14)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2246247
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 17 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .06979382284264718 6.0407e-08  
a 2.812326231124031 3.0143e-08 au
q 2.616043232373231 1.7553e-07 au
i 7.421123218503938 6.8449e-06 deg
node 197.9134939158432 4.0704e-05 deg
peri 179.2384416380923 5.6834e-05 deg
M 170.4945195904657 4.2389e-05 deg
tp 2457784.660185175248
(2017-Jan-31.16018518)
0.00019878 TDB
period 1722.649701834374
4.72
2.7695e-05
7.582e-08
d
yr
n .2089803862135475 3.3598e-09 deg/d
Q 3.008609229874831 3.2246e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      308  
   data-arc span      7906 days (21.65 yr)  
   first obs. used      1997-09-07  
   last obs. used      2019-05-01  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .56551  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Jul-14 09:40:45  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.61664 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.34206 au 
 T_jup = 3.305 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.8   n/a MPO433613  

246247 Sheldoncooper           Discovered 2007 Sept. 20 by Q.-z. Ye and H.-C. Lin at Lulin.
Sheldon Cooper, portrayed by Jim Parsons, is a geeky fictional character on the TV series "The Big Bang Theory".
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Reference: 20120703/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2012-07-09

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