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2065 Spicer (1959 RN)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2002065
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 29 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2343610765345319 4.4423e-08  
a 2.69748109570422 1.0104e-08 au
q 2.065296522183431 1.185e-07 au
i 6.435778608054874 4.4557e-06 deg
node 328.0868343902664 3.8727e-05 deg
peri 66.29229857679572 3.9589e-05 deg
M 124.2384919559591 7.9517e-06 deg
tp 2458042.043034808162
3.5193e-05 TDB
period 1618.214325559661
n .2224674410019783 1.25e-09 deg/d
Q 3.32966566922501 1.2473e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1898  
   data-arc span      23192 days (63.50 yr)  
   first obs. used      1955-11-11  
   last obs. used      2019-05-11  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .43691  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-May-29 19:29:58  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.08079 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.17172 au 
 T_jup = 3.320 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.4   n/a MPO302073  
diameter diameter 16.721 km 0.088 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 18.165 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-January); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Warner, B.D. (2005) Minor Planet Bull. 32, 54-58.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.062   0.007 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
SMASSII spectral type spec_B Xc   n/a EAR-A-5-DDR-TAXONOMY-V4.0 based on a high-resolution spectrum by Xu et al. (1995) or Bus and Binzel (2002)

2065 Spicer (1959 RN)          Discovered 1959-Sep-09 by Goethe Link Observatory at Brooklyn
Discovered by the Indiana Asteroid Program, Goethe Link Observatory, University of Indiana. This program was conceived and directed by F. K. Edmondson; the plates were blinked and measured astrometrically by B. Potter and, following her retirement, by D. Owings; and the photometry was performed under the direction of T. Gehrels. During the years 1947-1967, in which the plates were exposed, a large number of people participated in various aspects of the program.
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

Alternate Designations
 1959 RN = 1952 BS1 = 1955 XC = 1968 QX = 1973 YR2 
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