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12818 Tomhanks (1996 GU8)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2012818
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459396.5 (2021-Jul-01.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 34 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .05953388661899717 2.7666e-08  
a 2.738012684585578 9.3273e-09 au
q 2.575008147860085 7.4713e-08 au
i 3.852005905463669 2.9179e-06 deg
node 77.45789985144501 5.5067e-05 deg
peri 227.8771524109206 6.4244e-05 deg
M 99.09762712690161 3.1784e-05 deg
tp 2458940.974844234730
(2020-Apr-01.47484423)
0.00014643 TDB
period 1654.823236741051
4.53
8.456e-06
2.315e-08
d
yr
n .2175458937287894 1.1116e-09 deg/d
Q 2.901017221311072 9.8826e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2520  
   data-arc span      14234 days (38.97 yr)  
   first obs. used      1982-02-20  
   last obs. used      2021-02-09  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .47861  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Jul-08 16:53:51  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.56122 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.22712 au 
 T_jup = 3.345 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.76   n/a E2021B10  
diameter diameter 5.447 km 0.310 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.216   0.043 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

12818 Tomhanks           Discovered 1996 Apr. 13 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak.
Tom Hanks (b. 1956) has starred in such films as Splash, Sleepless in Seattle, Apollo 13 and Saving Private Ryan, winning Oscars for his roles in Philadelphia and Forrest Gump. He was executive producer for the miniseries From the Earth to the Moon, which dramatized the Apollo expeditions to the moon.
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Reference: 20030318/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

Alternate Designations
 1996 GU8 = 1982 DC4 = 1992 LY2 
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