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15939 Fessenden (1997 YP8)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2015939
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 31 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1184485478689249 4.0678e-08  
a 3.179339567715476 1.9612e-08 au
q 2.802751412737362 1.2922e-07 au
i 13.12350783559127 4.2063e-06 deg
node 106.9205748976307 1.9049e-05 deg
peri 114.9377693852706 2.5785e-05 deg
M 250.2353073843204 1.8929e-05 deg
tp 2459631.840956837255
(2022-Feb-21.34095684)
0.00011133 TDB
period 2070.636185874449
5.67
1.9159e-05
5.245e-08
d
yr
n .1738596101313513 1.6087e-09 deg/d
Q 3.55592772269359 2.1934e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1902  
   data-arc span      12048 days (32.99 yr)  
   first obs. used      1987-01-08  
   last obs. used      2020-01-03  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .46268  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Jan-28 23:58:07  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.82399 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.62524 au 
 T_jup = 3.148 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.4   n/a MPO452396  
diameter diameter 12.084 km 0.237 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.159   0.023 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

15939 Fessenden           Discovered 1997 Dec. 28 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak.
Reginald Aubrey Fessenden (1866-1932) invented amplitude modulation as a means of transmitting sounds by radio. He was a professor at Purdue University and the University of Pittsburgh. The name was suggested by K. Ellis.
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Reference: 20050523/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2005-07-21

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Alternate Designations
 1997 YP8 = 1987 AV 
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