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16779 Mittelman (1996 WH2)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2016779
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 33 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1969575492420376 4.2658e-08  
a 2.686429864906426 1.3514e-08 au
q 2.157317222503838 1.1291e-07 au
i 11.94910029356924 4.0146e-06 deg
node 246.6456074008701 2.1592e-05 deg
peri 76.45765998225799 2.4303e-05 deg
M 248.4245314341379 1.466e-05 deg
tp 2459698.957236907142
(2022-Apr-29.45723691)
6.7873e-05 TDB
period 1608.280095912359
4.40
1.2135e-05
3.322e-08
d
yr
n .223841606269321 1.689e-09 deg/d
Q 3.215542507309014 1.6175e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1665  
   data-arc span      12164 days (33.30 yr)  
   first obs. used      1987-11-16  
   last obs. used      2021-03-06  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .47352  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-13 01:41:28  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.1802 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.20403 au 
 T_jup = 3.315 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.40   n/a E2021B10  
diameter diameter 5.392 km 0.207 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.350   0.053 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

16779 Mittelman           Discovered 1996 Nov. 30 by D. di Cicco at Sudbury.
Amateur astronomer and astrophotographer, David Ross Mittelman (1954-2017) was a patron of astronomy, education and medicine. He was instrumental in establishing the MDW Hydrogen-Alpha Sky Survey to create a large-scale mosaic of the heavens with deep CCD images.
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Reference: MPC batch dated 2017-12-03Last Updated: 2017-12-07

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Alternate Designations
 1996 WH2 = 1987 WR5 = 1999 JW24 
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