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17898 Scottsheppard (1999 FB19)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2017898
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 25 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .053860807388838 3.2058e-08  
a 2.141020752609633 5.5787e-09 au
q 2.02570364623782 6.9433e-08 au
i 2.847124992219261 4.4491e-06 deg
node 256.7028078886128 7.0524e-05 deg
peri 40.0787632411346 8.3476e-05 deg
M 42.92166827267481 4.5422e-05 deg
tp 2458464.071898663281
(2018-Dec-11.57189866)
0.00014421 TDB
period 1144.273241412804
3.13
4.4723e-06
1.224e-08
d
yr
n .3146101708675085 1.2296e-09 deg/d
Q 2.256337858981445 5.8791e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1635  
   data-arc span      13978 days (38.27 yr)  
   first obs. used      1981-08-30  
   last obs. used      2019-12-07  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .49697  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Dec-14 00:23:31  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.00998 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.82141 au 
 T_jup = 3.710 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.6   n/a MPO384908  

17898 Scottsheppard           Discovered 1999 Mar. 22 by the Lowell Observatory Near-Earth Object Search at the Anderson Mesa Station.
Scott Sheppard (b. 1977) has pioneered the investigation of the rotational properties of Kuiper Belt Objects, and he has discovered many irregular satellites of the giant planets.
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Reference: 20050721/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2005-07-21

Alternate Designations
 1999 FB19 = 1981 QR4 
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