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18725 Atacama (1998 JL3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2018725
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 26 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1339187323611915 3.8998e-08  
a 2.758797232546138 1.3305e-08 au
q 2.389342604321996 1.1054e-07 au
i 8.815774617674148 5.9726e-06 deg
node 196.7875502536316 2.5017e-05 deg
peri 245.5122511786142 3.2697e-05 deg
M 354.3006480240031 2.1057e-05 deg
tp 2458626.997266711303
(2019-May-23.49726671)
9.7937e-05 TDB
period 1673.701862289446
4.58
1.2107e-05
3.315e-08
d
yr
n .2150920711216502 1.556e-09 deg/d
Q 3.12825186077028 1.5086e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1766  
   data-arc span      25081 days (68.67 yr)  
   first obs. used      1951-03-28  
   last obs. used      2019-11-27  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .47325  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Dec-03 23:53:51  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.42059 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.17892 au 
 T_jup = 3.312 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.3   n/a MPO384914  
diameter diameter 6.048 km 0.200 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.278   0.036 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

18725 Atacama           Discovered 1998 May 2 by the OCA-DLR Asteroid Survey at Caussols.
The Atacama desert, which covers regions II, III and IV of Chile, is one of the driest deserts on Earth. It contains many mineral resources, but also a number of very high-quality astronomical sites on which many modern instruments have been installed.
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Reference: 20030614/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2005-04-26

Alternate Designations
 1998 JL3 = 1999 RG111 
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