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20518 Rendtel (1999 RC36)
Classification: Outer Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2020518
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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 .1119058418294139 4.2312e-08  
a 3.200988840432659 2.0966e-08 au
q 2.842779489557483 1.4137e-07 au
i 10.64132872900809 5.4744e-06 deg
node 7.806425199007039 2.2664e-05 deg
peri 322.5171023543871 3.3028e-05 deg
M 270.7627732532929 2.5027e-05 deg
tp 2459519.023246283221
0.00014676 TDB
period 2091.82171462817
n .1720987967007463 1.6908e-09 deg/d
Q 3.559198191307835 2.3312e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1321  
   data-arc span      12943 days (35.44 yr)  
   first obs. used      1985-02-28  
   last obs. used      2020-08-06  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .4945  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Aug-25 01:36:20  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.84186 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.87748 au 
 T_jup = 3.158 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.3   n/a MPO302190  

20518 Rendtel           Discovered 1999 Sept. 12 by A. Knöfel at Drebach.
Jürgen Rendtel (b. 1954) is a solar physicist to the Astrophysical Institute in Potsdam and a keen amateur astronomer who has organized a study group for meteor observers in Germany (Arbeitskreis Meteore) in 1975. He has also been president of the International Meteor Organization since its foundation in 1988.
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Reference: 20010309/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-05-11

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Alternate Designations
 1999 RC36 = 1993 TT43 
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