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168698 Robpickman (2000 GX140)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2168698
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 14 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .09683391332577446 6.0756e-08  
a 2.750814019589608 2.7955e-08 au
q 2.484441933241343 1.6757e-07 au
i 3.632848158153296 6.4629e-06 deg
node 237.0922083657755 9.6701e-05 deg
peri 304.24084218 0.00010127 deg
M 156.2135864890452 3.1583e-05 deg
tp 2458277.386327570291
(2018-Jun-07.88632757)
0.00014339 TDB
period 1666.442259764331
4.56
2.5403e-05
6.955e-08
d
yr
n .2160290870509437 3.2931e-09 deg/d
Q 3.017186105937874 3.0662e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      247  
   data-arc span      6536 days (17.89 yr)  
   first obs. used      2000-04-05  
   last obs. used      2018-02-26  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .53505  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2018-Mar-06 01:09:42  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.48916 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.95958 au 
 T_jup = 3.336 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 16.1   n/a MPO436842  

168698 Robpickman           Discovered 2000 Apr. 5 by L. H. Wasserman at the Anderson Mesa Station of the Lowell Observatory.
Robert D. Pickman (b. 1945), now retired, worked as an engineer for IBM and also for NASA developing ground-based systems to support the space shuttle. He is currently an active amateur astronomer and is a long-time friend of the discoverer.
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Reference: 20111210/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2011-12-12

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Alternate Designations
 2000 GX140 = 2004 BU28 
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