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18279 (4221 T-3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2018279
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 30 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1437798383748533 3.7968e-08  
a 2.747340915050239 1.2448e-08 au
q 2.352328682323694 1.0448e-07 au
i 9.320228798503527 4.4217e-06 deg
node 176.6768083504241 2.1083e-05 deg
peri 349.0873542347722 2.4567e-05 deg
M 268.196944388056 1.3441e-05 deg
tp 2459024.652365832779
(2020-Jun-24.15236583)
6.3239e-05 TDB
period 1663.287247706099
4.55
1.1304e-05
3.095e-08
d
yr
n .2164388625575584 1.471e-09 deg/d
Q 3.142353147776784 1.4238e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1643  
   data-arc span      15401 days (42.17 yr)  
   first obs. used      1977-10-07  
   last obs. used      2019-12-07  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .50094  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Dec-14 00:26:56  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.36037 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.83423 au 
 T_jup = 3.313 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.9   n/a MPO421794  
rotation period rot_per 16.658 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-January); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]

18279 (4221 T-3)          Discovered 1977-Oct-16 by van Houten, C. J., van Houten-Groeneveld, I., Gehrels, T. at Palomar
Reference: 20001013/Numbers.arcLast Updated: 2004-04-19

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Alternate Designations
 4221 T-3 = 1998 HX125 
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