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2221 Chilton (1976 QC)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2002221
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 28 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1375875796386644 3.012e-08  
a 2.591576898703441 1.0445e-08 au
q 2.235008105763358 7.7679e-08 au
i 13.79123319197849 4.0694e-06 deg
node 245.8178337343151 1.3998e-05 deg
peri 82.07625578540609 2.1404e-05 deg
M 195.6533719487822 1.73e-05 deg
tp 2459696.169357277812
(2022-Apr-26.66935728)
7.5096e-05 TDB
period 1523.858271932198
4.17
9.2126e-06
2.522e-08
d
yr
n .2362424423785374 1.4282e-09 deg/d
Q 2.948145691643524 1.1882e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1959  
   data-arc span      15951 days (43.67 yr)  
   first obs. used      1976-08-25  
   last obs. used      2020-04-27  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .43558  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-May-20 01:36:27  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.2731 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.4148 au 
 T_jup = 3.366 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.0   n/a MPO502174  
rotation period rot_per 7.445 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:
[Sada, P.V. (2006) Minor Planet Bull. 33, 78-79.]

2221 Chilton           Discovered 1976 Aug. 25 at the Harvard College Observatory, Agassiz Station.
Named in honor of Jean Chilton McCrosky, wife of Harvard-Smithsonian astronomer Richard E. McCrosky.
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Reference: MPC 5285Last Updated: 2007-10-23

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