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172985 Ericmelin (2006 HW147)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2172985
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 8 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1982521535839395 7.5504e-08  
a 2.434320176940076 1.6074e-08 au
q 1.951710959348869 1.8256e-07 au
i .5918198283383371 9.5294e-06 deg
node 287.5076696265573 0.00058933 deg
peri 53.36224888944168 0.0005903 deg
M 167.7677136570595 2.406e-05 deg
tp 2458353.996529975845
(2018-Aug-23.49652998)
9.3347e-05 TDB
period 1387.282714506388
3.80
1.374e-05
3.762e-08
d
yr
n .2595000977346513 2.5702e-09 deg/d
Q 2.916929394531282 1.9261e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      90  
   data-arc span      6994 days (19.15 yr)  
   first obs. used      1999-08-17  
   last obs. used      2018-10-10  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .52874  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Jul-14 07:29:42  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .943339 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.48078 au 
 T_jup = 3.478 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 18.1   n/a MPO459804  

172985 Ericmelin           Discovered 2006 Apr. 27 by M. W. Buie at Cerro Tololo.
Eric D. Melin (b. 1977) is a software engineer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, and served as the Ground Systems Lead for the New Horizons Mission to Pluto.
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Reference: MPC batch dated 2018-09-25Last Updated: 2018-10-01

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Alternate Designations
 2006 HW147 = 2007 VG111 
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