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21745 Shadfan (1999 RX168)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2021745
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 27 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .06692543937531537 3.6217e-08  
a 2.61025558177309 1.1584e-08 au
q 2.435563080081056 9.7421e-08 au
i 4.427387496719422 5.018e-06 deg
node 334.7234815293864 4.1193e-05 deg
peri 133.4887281760327 5.5337e-05 deg
M 262.6910100650377 3.702e-05 deg
tp 2459616.864257195094
0.00015916 TDB
period 1540.362639571284
n .2337111993966536 1.5558e-09 deg/d
Q 2.784948083465123 1.236e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1381  
   data-arc span      10185 days (27.89 yr)  
   first obs. used      1993-03-20  
   last obs. used      2021-02-06  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .52608  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-13 03:52:33  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.45463 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.27877 au 
 T_jup = 3.403 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.79   n/a E2021B10  
diameter diameter 3.462 km 0.254 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 2.77 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:
[Chang, C.K.; Ip, W.-H.; Lin, H.-W.; Cheng, Y.C.; et al. (2015) Astrophys. J. Supp. Ser. 219, A27.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.256   0.059 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

21745 Shadfan           Discovered 1999 Sept. 9 by the Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research Team at Socorro.
Basil Harbi Shadfan (b. 1987) was awarded second place in the 2005 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his botany team project. He attends the Keystone School, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.
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Reference: 20050822/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2005-08-26

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Close-Approach Data   ...sorted by Date/Time (TDB)
Date/Time (TDB) Time Uncertainty
Body Nominal Distance (au) Minimum Distance (au) Maximum Distance (au) V-relative (km/s) V-infinity (km/s) JD (TDB) Time Uncertainty (minutes) Semi-major axis (km) Semi-minor axis (km) range-LOV angle (deg) N-sigma BP Orbit Ref. Reference Modified
2057-Oct-10 20:14 < 00:01 Eunom 0.0498128508856846 0.0498045249224134 0.0498211769483901 4.61414864245346 4.61414858137883 2472647.343187645 0.64861592147487 429.732928809027 52.8132114765589 15.2151883898148 40602.2263247355 T 27 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Apr-13 03:52:40 2021-Apr-13 03:52

Alternate Designations
 1999 RX168 = 1996 AN3 = 1997 EF36 
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