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73079 Davidbaltimore (2002 GX8)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2073079
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 22 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1855466115298576 4.2764e-08  
a 2.326752278805212 7.5679e-09 au
q 1.89503127760353 9.7518e-08 au
i 24.14049090398152 4.8756e-06 deg
node 203.3711348975015 9.7113e-06 deg
peri 30.39644083076614 1.4538e-05 deg
M 17.99224828764918 1.003e-05 deg
tp 2458935.710208312608
(2020-Mar-27.21020831)
3.6108e-05 TDB
period 1296.35410953462
3.55
6.3247e-06
1.732e-08
d
yr
n .2777019005472486 1.3549e-09 deg/d
Q 2.758473280006893 8.9722e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      959  
   data-arc span      7664 days (20.98 yr)  
   first obs. used      1999-08-11  
   last obs. used      2020-08-04  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .51018  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Aug-25 07:01:14  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .910785 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.25548 au 
 T_jup = 3.436 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.2   n/a MPO381758  
diameter diameter 2.081 km 0.271 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.282   0.061 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

73079 Davidbaltimore           Discovered 2002 Apr. 14 by the Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT) project at Palomar.
David Baltimore (b. 1938) is renowned for his Nobel Prize-winning biological research and for his vision and leadership as the seventh president of the California Institute of Technology (1997-2006).
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Reference: 20060219/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-06-03

Alternate Designations
 2002 GX8 = 2000 WE143 
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