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9250 Chamberlin (4643 P-L)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2009250
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 32 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2060174757665123 3.2994e-08  
a 3.121340449376517 1.689e-08 au
q 2.478289768988056 1.0317e-07 au
i 19.33921679832957 4.233e-06 deg
node 181.2715151808642 1.0989e-05 deg
peri 56.03856367678686 1.5315e-05 deg
M 36.50664315816504 9.446e-06 deg
tp 2458796.241782579128
5.2621e-05 TDB
period 2014.23499698212
n .1787279044100511 1.4507e-09 deg/d
Q 3.764391129764978 2.0369e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1550  
   data-arc span      21861 days (59.85 yr)  
   first obs. used      1960-09-24  
   last obs. used      2020-08-01  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .46556  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Aug-25 00:06:05  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.52382 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.42037 au 
 T_jup = 3.097 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.4   n/a MPO435787  
diameter diameter 8.809 km 0.408 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
geometric albedo albedo 0.119   0.013 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

9250 Chamberlin           Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
Named in honor of Alan B. Chamberlin, a senior engineer within the Navigation and Flight Mechanics Section of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Since joining the staff at JPL in 1996, Alan has shown his expertise in astronomical observing and celestial mechanics. His research work has centered on the search for gaseous emissions from suspected defunct comets and the uncertainties associated with the close approaches to the earth of the so-called potentially hazardous objects. For the New Millennium Deep Space One spacecraft that was launched on 1998 Oct. 25, Alan is responsible for the ephemeris development for both the mission targets and the two dozen well-observed minor planets that will be used by this spacecraft to navigate autonomously to its targets.
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Reference: 19990402/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-06-11

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Alternate Designations
 4643 P-L = 1993 RU19 = 1997 JX7 
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