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18602 Lagillespie (1998 BX12)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2018602
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 22 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1254307111503264 3.6122e-08  
a 2.424913528856381 1.0632e-08 au
q 2.120754900453878 8.8361e-08 au
i 3.689760694076935 3.7665e-06 deg
node 102.3982516955267 6.3821e-05 deg
peri 104.9283325497736 6.598e-05 deg
M 259.2923351016553 1.9104e-05 deg
tp 2459386.336080330392
7.4685e-05 TDB
period 1379.249425147025
n .2610115280357103 1.7165e-09 deg/d
Q 2.729072157258884 1.1965e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1232  
   data-arc span      10007 days (27.40 yr)  
   first obs. used      1992-09-02  
   last obs. used      2020-01-26  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .5174  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-22 22:29:19  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.11957 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.23533 au 
 T_jup = 3.498 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.9   n/a MPO449087  
diameter diameter 2.746 km 0.183 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 5.76 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); 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:
[Chang, C.-K.; Ip, W.-H.; Cheng, Y.-C.; Ngeow, C.-C.; et al. (2014) Astrophys. J. 788, A17.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.446   0.139 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

18602 Lagillespie           Discovered 1998 Jan. 23 by the Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research Team at Socorro.
Lacy Ann Gillespie (b. 1985) was awarded second place in the 2003 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her zoology project. She attends the North Toole County High School, Sunburst, Montana, U.S.A.
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Reference: 20040614/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-12-11

Alternate Designations
 1998 BX12 = 1992 RB7 
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