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11302 Rubicon (1993 BM5)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2011302
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 25 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .06320869998429107 3.0763e-08  
a 2.801826982901253 1.2537e-08 au
q 2.624727141731156 8.4557e-08 au
i 1.837408144038196 3.429e-06 deg
node 96.2600505860446 0.00013634 deg
peri 187.2172370552617 0.00014135 deg
M 155.3948845341693 3.7868e-05 deg
tp 2458261.074175365593
(2018-May-22.57417537)
0.00018016 TDB
period 1713.011967326725
4.69
1.1498e-05
3.148e-08
d
yr
n .2101561500249208 1.4106e-09 deg/d
Q 2.978926824071349 1.333e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2017  
   data-arc span      17221 days (47.15 yr)  
   first obs. used      1972-10-06  
   last obs. used      2019-11-30  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .48236  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Dec-13 23:14:09  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.60828 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.10066 au 
 T_jup = 3.321 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.4   n/a MPO452330  

11302 Rubicon           Discovered 1993 Jan. 27 by E. W. Elst at Caussols.
The Rubicon (Latin "Rubico") was a small river that separated ancient Cisalpine Gaul from Italy. In 49 B.C. Caesar crossed this river without authorization. From this we have the expression " crossing the Rubicon", which means performing a step that definitely commits a person to a given course of action.
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Reference: 20000320/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2013-03-29

Alternate Designations
 1993 BM5 = 1972 TC8 = 1986 TL5 = 1986 UU1 = 1998 FG23 
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