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20234 Billgibson (1998 AV9)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2020234
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 32 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .06482031849127277 3.4077e-08  
a 2.172295608112174 5.3384e-09 au
q 2.03148671493715 7.4411e-08 au
i .5083922065560958 3.03e-06 deg
node 311.4324410360599 0.00038895 deg
peri 210.4102872621512 0.00038965 deg
M 17.95492584763831 2.2654e-05 deg
tp 2458942.174572830958
(2020-Apr-02.67457283)
7.3594e-05 TDB
period 1169.436953348209
3.20
4.3108e-06
1.18e-08
d
yr
n .3078404517398615 1.1348e-09 deg/d
Q 2.313104501287198 5.6845e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2095  
   data-arc span      9664 days (26.46 yr)  
   first obs. used      1993-11-13  
   last obs. used      2020-04-29  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .47573  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-May-20 05:10:12  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.03923 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.65683 au 
 T_jup = 3.685 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.8   n/a MPO412336  
diameter diameter 2.613 km 0.121 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.196   0.036 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

20234 Billgibson           Discovered 1998 Jan. 6 by M. W. Buie at the Anderson Mesa station of the Lowell Observatory.
William C. Gibson (b. 1945) is the payload manager of the New Horizons Pluto Kuiper Belt mission. Additionally, he has been responsible for the development of numerous instruments that have studied the earth's magnetosphere, the planets and comets.
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