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12443 Paulsydney (1996 EQ2)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2012443
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 30 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2059754419700089 4.099e-08  
a 3.118945025749299 1.8792e-08 au
q 2.476518945590426 1.2758e-07 au
i 17.46603396474402 4.4717e-06 deg
node 195.9747251937622 1.4031e-05 deg
peri 205.0235824311949 1.6732e-05 deg
M 247.7816927720644 1.1551e-05 deg
tp 2459627.649700677725
6.8029e-05 TDB
period 2011.916752454604
n .1789338448326892 1.6171e-09 deg/d
Q 3.761371105908172 2.2662e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1737  
   data-arc span      8906 days (24.38 yr)  
   first obs. used      1996-03-16  
   last obs. used      2020-08-03  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .48599  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Aug-25 00:33:52  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.49334 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.72155 au 
 T_jup = 3.114 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.6   n/a MPO263461  
diameter diameter 8.944 km 0.313 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 15.28 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.221   0.025 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

12443 Paulsydney           Discovered 1996 Mar. 15 by the AMOS team at Haleakala.
With the gracious support of his family, Paul Sydney, a physicist on the AMOS team, has dedicated many long hours to demonstrating that U.S. Air Force assets could be applied successfully to following up minor planets. In return, the Air Force has benefited significantly from collaboration with the astronomical community.
NOTE: some special characters may not display properly (any characters within {} are an attempt to place the proper accent above a character)
Reference: 20000523/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2013-03-29

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Alternate Designations
 1996 EQ2 = 1997 GX41 = 1998 MT10 
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