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20740 Semery (1999 XB228)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2020740
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 24 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1647743579559312 4.4073e-08  
a 3.133278033690617 1.8923e-08 au
q 2.616994157391823 1.4103e-07 au
i 6.476031326138696 4.7442e-06 deg
node 110.9750503402189 3.221e-05 deg
peri 202.7027163407827 3.3845e-05 deg
M 239.5512755089946 1.0213e-05 deg
tp 2459278.292146604905
(2021-Mar-04.79214660)
5.9023e-05 TDB
period 2025.801217977923
5.55
1.8352e-05
5.025e-08
d
yr
n .177707465473507 1.6099e-09 deg/d
Q 3.649561909989411 2.2041e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1772  
   data-arc span      23603 days (64.62 yr)  
   first obs. used      1954-09-27  
   last obs. used      2019-05-12  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .52192  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-May-30 02:55:11  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.60353 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.63273 au 
 T_jup = 3.182 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.9   n/a MPO474038  
diameter diameter 12.872 km 0.274 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
rotation period rot_per 7.970 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-January); 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.]
[Durech, J.; Hanus, J.; Ali-Lagoa, V. (2018) Astron. Astrophys. 617, A57.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.067   0.010 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

20740 Sémery           Discovered 1999 Dec. 13 by the Lowell Observatory Near-Earth Object Search at the Anderson Mesa Station.
Alain Sémery (b. 1944) is an engineer at Paris Observatory. He has contributed to the design and development of many instruments aboard spacecraft involved in solar system exploration.
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Reference: 20080718/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2008-07-18

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Alternate Designations
 1999 XB228 = 1954 SA1 = 1971 UC4 = 1998 MK25 
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