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22740 Rayleigh (1998 SX146)
Classification: Outer Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2022740
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 27 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2148349505189898 3.4466e-08  
a 3.241400028629717 2.5391e-08 au
q 2.5450340138668 1.1182e-07 au
i 3.116235840925403 4.8391e-06 deg
node 169.0529800981194 7.9645e-05 deg
peri 112.4944194506926 8.0495e-05 deg
M 268.2928746406888 1.2715e-05 deg
tp 2459143.497654760213
(2020-Oct-20.99765476)
7.8092e-05 TDB
period 2131.559079491191
5.84
2.5046e-05
6.857e-08
d
yr
n .1688904630717216 1.9845e-09 deg/d
Q 3.937766043392635 3.0846e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1376  
   data-arc span      11904 days (32.59 yr)  
   first obs. used      1986-09-30  
   last obs. used      2019-05-04  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .53858  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-May-30 03:08:13  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.53011 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.24049 au 
 T_jup = 3.145 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.3   n/a MPO435912  
diameter diameter 9.819 km 2.434 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015ApJ...814..117N)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.088   0.081 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015ApJ...814..117N)  

22740 Rayleigh           Discovered 1998 Sept. 20 by E. W. Elst at the European Southern Observatory.
John William Rayleigh (1842-1919) was an English physicist who discovered the element argon, for which he was honored with the Nobel Prize for physics in 1904. President of the Royal Society from 1905 to 1908, he is also known for his work on the phenomenon of Rayleigh scattering, explaining the blue color of the daytime sky.
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Reference: 20070601/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2007-06-06

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Alternate Designations
 1998 SX146 = 1986 SN 
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