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12838 Adamsmith (1997 EL55)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2012838
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 32 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .06713297971809347 3.471e-08  
a 2.883357946005196 1.2686e-08 au
q 2.689789535496025 1.0169e-07 au
i 1.163469926614196 3.5139e-06 deg
node 322.0137547333816 0.00018476 deg
peri 89.95148914426441 0.0001869 deg
M 315.3347235978698 2.7311e-05 deg
tp 2458822.377769787810
(2019-Dec-04.87776979)
0.00013568 TDB
period 1788.324254494081
4.90
1.1802e-05
3.231e-08
d
yr
n .201305774998754 1.3286e-09 deg/d
Q 3.076926356514366 1.3538e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2389  
   data-arc span      11963 days (32.75 yr)  
   first obs. used      1987-02-26  
   last obs. used      2019-11-28  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .45016  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Dec-03 22:49:54  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.7003 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.16958 au 
 T_jup = 3.290 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.0   n/a MPO332939  
rotation period rot_per 10.909 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-January); 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.]

12838 Adamsmith           Discovered 1997 Mar. 9 by E. W. Elst at the European Southern Observatory.
Adam Smith (1723-1790), a key figure in the Scottish Enlightenment, is renowned for An Enquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1767). In this work he introduced the principle of the division of labor and suggested that self interest is the only way to reach socially beneficial results.
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Reference: 20070730/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2007-08-07

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Alternate Designations
 1997 EL55 = 1987 DX6 = 1997 HO14 = 1999 RX2 
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