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18646 (1998 ED21)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2018646
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 26 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1065579271719354 3.4842e-08  
a 2.361832607312552 9.4423e-09 au
q 2.110160620350239 8.3656e-08 au
i 8.886715520375168 4.6514e-06 deg
node 157.3015783906544 2.3999e-05 deg
peri 295.9318016453231 3.4314e-05 deg
M 101.1609983631249 2.2324e-05 deg
tp 2458627.951598675986
(2019-May-24.45159868)
8.2289e-05 TDB
period 1325.781938165739
3.63
7.9505e-06
2.177e-08
d
yr
n .271537867304235 1.6284e-09 deg/d
Q 2.613504594274865 1.0448e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1220  
   data-arc span      12006 days (32.87 yr)  
   first obs. used      1987-02-23  
   last obs. used      2020-01-07  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .54767  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Jan-29 00:50:29  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.1439 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.53371 au 
 T_jup = 3.527 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.8   n/a MPO467912  
diameter diameter 4.386 km 0.163 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.084   0.011 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

18646 (1998 ED21)          Discovered 1998-Mar-03 by Elst, E. W. at La Silla
Reference: 20001111/Numbers.arcLast Updated: 2004-04-19

Alternate Designations
 1998 ED21 = 1987 DD3 = 1996 RS2 
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