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118945 Rikhill (2000 WS68)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2118945
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 16 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .04830432031372581 6.2318e-08  
a 3.184315283552658 3.1132e-08 au
q 3.030499098116038 2.0419e-07 au
i 7.830929032472253 5.4516e-06 deg
node 58.15304837446256 4.1656e-05 deg
peri 127.5025642848804 6.7739e-05 deg
M 326.7295963974224 5.2761e-05 deg
tp 2458792.313021872269
(2019-Nov-04.81302187)
0.00030464 TDB
period 2075.498953931148
5.68
3.0438e-05
8.333e-08
d
yr
n .173452267618894 2.5437e-09 deg/d
Q 3.338131468989279 3.2636e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      548  
   data-arc span      6711 days (18.37 yr)  
   first obs. used      2000-11-18  
   last obs. used      2019-04-04  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .55679  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Jul-13 08:23:22  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 2.03826 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.64412 au 
 T_jup = 3.182 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.8   n/a MPO436572  
diameter diameter 7.608 km 0.279 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.037   0.007 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

118945 Rikhill           Discovered 2000 Nov. 29 by D. Healy at Junk Bond Observatory.
"Amateur turned Pro" best describes Rik Hill (b. 1949). Well known among amateur astronomers for his outreach activities, Rik currently works with the Catalina Sky Survey on Arizona's Mt. Lemmon searching for potentially hazardous asteroids. He has seven comet discoveries to his credit.
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Reference: 20070106/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2007-01-09

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