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20606 Widemann (1999 RM214)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2020606
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 18 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1277995227997938 5.273e-08  
a 3.07612806972126 2.1805e-08 au
q 2.683000370339832 1.6627e-07 au
i 8.84304714953505 6.8409e-06 deg
node 29.44315174477902 3.003e-05 deg
peri 294.4520163585585 3.7773e-05 deg
M 341.5733715154476 2.4391e-05 deg
tp 2459101.366842222387
0.00013389 TDB
period 1970.629799721679
n .1826827139480202 1.9424e-09 deg/d
Q 3.469255769102687 2.4591e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1175  
   data-arc span      9898 days (27.10 yr)  
   first obs. used      1992-04-04  
   last obs. used      2019-05-11  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .51947  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-May-30 02:53:52  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.68694 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.94314 au 
 T_jup = 3.199 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.5   n/a MPO358827  
diameter diameter 9.153 km 0.163 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 26.006 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.072   0.014 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

20606 Widemann           Discovered 1999 Sept. 5 by the Lowell Observatory Near-Earth Object Search at the Anderson Mesa Station.
Thomas Widemann (b. 1961) is a planetary scientist at Paris Observatory and an associate professor at Versailles University. He is an expert in the field of stellar occultations and groundbased spectroscopy of planetary atmospheres.
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Reference: 20080718/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2008-07-18

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Alternate Designations
 1999 RM214 = 1992 GL4 
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