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2301 Whitford (1965 WJ)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2002301
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459396.5 (2021-Jul-01.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 39 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2171335899137126 2.1636e-08  
a 3.167496623751949 1.6138e-08 au
q 2.479726710797124 7.4677e-08 au
i 11.6499787464624 4.7028e-07 deg
node 78.76072268285104 5.1897e-06 deg
peri 10.85607922803327 8.5565e-06 deg
M 305.5611348496636 5.5192e-06 deg
tp 2459707.871766281286
(2022-May-08.37176628)
3.284e-05 TDB
period 2059.077380685818
5.64
1.5737e-05
4.309e-08
d
yr
n .1748355857709896 1.3362e-09 deg/d
Q 3.855266536706774 1.9643e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2282  
   data-arc span      32765 days (89.71 yr)  
   first obs. used      1931-10-09  
   last obs. used      2021-06-23  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .44824  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Jul-09 09:30:50  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.49721 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.40544 au 
 T_jup = 3.135 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 11.15   n/a E2021B10  
diameter diameter 17.405 km 3.724 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012ApJ...759L...8M)  
rotation period rot_per 14.275 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 0.240   0.282 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012ApJ...759L...8M)  

2301 Whitford (1965 WJ)          Discovered 1965-Nov-20 by Goethe Link Observatory at Brooklyn
Discovered by the Indiana Asteroid Program, Goethe Link Observatory, University of Indiana. This program was conceived and directed by F. K. Edmondson; the plates were blinked and measured astrometrically by B. Potter and, following her retirement, by D. Owings; and the photometry was performed under the direction of T. Gehrels. During the years 1947-1967, in which the plates were exposed, a large number of people participated in various aspects of the program.
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 1965 WJ = 1931 TR2 = 1944 BB = 1955 BC = 1967 GK1 = 1974 MD = 1976 UA4 
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