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20606 Widemann (1999 RM214)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2020606
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459396.5 (2021-Jul-01.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 28 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1267662918978473 4.5068e-08  
a 3.072544595579119 1.599e-08 au
q 2.683049510506784 1.434e-07 au
i 8.846401080924961 5.0258e-06 deg
node 29.4003436937422 2.6278e-05 deg
peri 294.3648479352571 3.2112e-05 deg
M 54.11463582995734 1.6854e-05 deg
tp 2459100.795482831916
(2020-Sep-08.29548283)
9.2321e-05 TDB
period 1967.18733384839
5.39
1.5357e-05
4.205e-08
d
yr
n .183002398300184 1.4286e-09 deg/d
Q 3.462039680651455 1.8018e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1569  
   data-arc span      10698 days (29.29 yr)  
   first obs. used      1992-04-04  
   last obs. used      2021-07-19  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .49902  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Aug-25 21:47:39  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.68629 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.94702 au 
 T_jup = 3.200 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.57   n/a MPCxxxxx  
diameter diameter 9.153 km 0.163 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012ApJ...759L...8M)  
rotation period rot_per 26.006 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2020-October); 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] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

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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