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109712 Giger (2001 RH46)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2109712
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 19 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .258308551143372 4.8879e-08  
a 2.673736195058564 1.8599e-08 au
q 1.983087272373394 1.3468e-07 au
i 12.96546916131807 7.5655e-06 deg
node 166.4810103291369 1.9836e-05 deg
peri 254.2047701715008 2.4797e-05 deg
M 343.1345386372222 1.6525e-05 deg
tp 2458675.312123995813
(2019-Jul-10.81212400)
7.3757e-05 TDB
period 1596.894627379278
4.37
1.6662e-05
4.562e-08
d
yr
n .2254375422320815 2.3522e-09 deg/d
Q 3.364385117743734 2.3403e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      317  
   data-arc span      6644 days (18.19 yr)  
   first obs. used      2001-08-25  
   last obs. used      2019-11-03  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .62412  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Dec-04 10:17:24  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.03884 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.17981 au 
 T_jup = 3.296 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.9   n/a MPO417563  

109712 Giger           Discovered 2001 Sept. 12 by R. A. Tucker at Goodricke-Pigott.
Hans Ruedi Giger (1940-2014) was a Swiss painter, sculptor, set designer and film director. His themes included science fiction, the occult, and fantasy. He was part of a team that won an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects for its work on the film Alien.
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Reference: MPC batch dated 2018-05-29Last Updated: 2018-09-17

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Alternate Designations
 2001 RH46 = 2001 RA144 
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