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179678 Rietmeijer (2002 QS66)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2179678
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459396.5 (2021-Jul-01.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 12 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1673765822194226 5.2709e-08  
a 2.435898375107622 1.5369e-08 au
q 2.028186030448263 1.2396e-07 au
i 6.745823150147445 5.7461e-06 deg
node 138.8458391887654 4.4452e-05 deg
peri 273.3984354746689 4.8087e-05 deg
M 282.3884955984135 2.0044e-05 deg
tp 2459695.871722695710
(2022-Apr-26.37172270)
7.8946e-05 TDB
period 1388.632020490155
3.80
1.3142e-05
3.598e-08
d
yr
n .2592479466755551 2.4536e-09 deg/d
Q 2.843610719766981 1.7942e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      249  
   data-arc span      6499 days (17.79 yr)  
   first obs. used      2002-08-08  
   last obs. used      2020-05-24  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .5613  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-13 21:23:26  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.05195 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.53783 au 
 T_jup = 3.476 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 17.23   n/a MPCxxxxx  

179678 Rietmeijer           Discovered 2002 Aug. 26 by NEAT at Palomar.
Frans J.M. Rietmeijer (b. 1949) is a Dutch-born planetary geologist specializing on interplanetary dust particles. He is a research professor at the University of New Mexico. The name was suggested by M. Langbroek.
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Reference: 20081113/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2008-11-17
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