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17909 Nikhilshukla (1999 FC35)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2017909
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 23 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1367324994291841 3.0939e-08  
a 2.762498237148459 1.2143e-08 au
q 2.384774948514435 8.3566e-08 au
i 8.585260542918666 4.7567e-06 deg
node 173.4204467207449 2.2612e-05 deg
peri 130.2750750266019 2.9286e-05 deg
M 126.3941811587297 1.9086e-05 deg
tp 2458411.688855822181
(2018-Oct-20.18885582)
8.7435e-05 TDB
period 1677.07096925462
4.59
1.1058e-05
3.028e-08
d
yr
n .2146599676458554 1.4154e-09 deg/d
Q 3.140221525782483 1.3803e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1140  
   data-arc span      10307 days (28.22 yr)  
   first obs. used      1991-09-10  
   last obs. used      2019-11-29  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .50291  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Dec-14 00:23:51  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.38077 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.15521 au 
 T_jup = 3.311 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.4   n/a MPO263507  

17909 Nikhilshukla           Discovered 1999 Mar. 19 by the Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research Team at Socorro.
Nikhil Atul Shukla (b. 1986) was awarded third place in the 2003 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his medicine and health project. He attends the White Station High School, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A.
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Reference: 20040614/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-12-11

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Alternate Designations
 1999 FC35 = 1991 RE31 = 1999 GT50 = 2000 OR3 
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