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129968 Mitchwhiteley (1999 UA15)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2129968
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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 .1998017602901966 6.3317e-08  
a 2.805662423216988 1.6394e-08 au
q 2.245086132278175 1.7523e-07 au
i 8.781164147274952 6.221e-06 deg
node 42.75598927803228 3.2203e-05 deg
peri 18.52143394352253 3.7017e-05 deg
M 116.9060735641167 1.4715e-05 deg
tp 2458443.075408900038
(2018-Nov-20.57540890)
6.9731e-05 TDB
period 1716.530601687929
4.70
1.5045e-05
4.119e-08
d
yr
n .2097253609379282 1.8382e-09 deg/d
Q 3.3662387141558 1.967e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      663  
   data-arc span      7516 days (20.58 yr)  
   first obs. used      1999-10-01  
   last obs. used      2020-04-29  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .49254  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-May-20 21:48:24  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.2595 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.00859 au 
 T_jup = 3.277 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.5   n/a MPO469356  
diameter diameter 4.011 km 0.174 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.076   0.006 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

129968 Mitchwhiteley           Discovered 1999 Oct. 29 by the Catalina Sky Survey.
Mitchell Whiteley (b. 1972) designed the camera FPGA read-out electronics on the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission OCAMS camera. He also designed the SOFIE Sun Tracker for NASA-AIM and served as the USURF-SDL Digital Imaging Space Camera lead.
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Reference: MPC batch dated 2016-11-14Last Updated: 2016-11-20

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