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24626 Astrowizard (1980 TS3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2024626
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Additional Notes: the orbits shown in the applet are color coded. The planets are white lines, and the asteroid/comet is a blue line. The bright white line indicates the portion of the orbit that is above the ecliptic plane, and the darker portion is below the ecliptic plane. Likewise for the asteroid/comet orbit, the light blue indicates the portion above the ecliptic plane, and the dark blue the portion below the ecliptic plane.

Orbit Viewer applet originally written and kindly provided by Osamu Ajiki (AstroArts), and further modified by Ron Baalke (JPL).

Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 25 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2851328832187426 4.5866e-08  
a 2.770080124840791 1.0176e-08 au
q 1.980239192098002 1.2516e-07 au
i 8.206205321641477 5.3084e-06 deg
node 183.0732857897904 2.523e-05 deg
peri 203.1315776729402 2.619e-05 deg
M 203.84275498375 5.845e-06 deg
tp 2459730.960205946155
2.866e-05 TDB
period 1683.979978727539
n .213779263736868 1.178e-09 deg/d
Q 3.55992105758358 1.3077e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1273  
   data-arc span      14095 days (38.59 yr)  
   first obs. used      1980-09-07  
   last obs. used      2019-04-11  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .52089  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Jul-13 00:36:54  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .986969 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.90142 au 
 T_jup = 3.263 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.2   n/a MPO384962  
diameter diameter 6.528 km 0.594 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
geometric albedo albedo 0.072   0.011 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

24626 Astrowizard           Discovered 1980 Oct. 9 by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker at Palomar.
David V. Rodrigues (b. 1952) has dedicated his life to explaining the riches of the universe to anyone, anywhere. Wearing the costume of a wizard to get children's attention, he makes astronomy come alive in his presentations at the Morrison Planetarium in San Francisco and in school classes.
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Reference: 20030501/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

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Alternate Designations
 1980 TS3 = 1998 ML13 = 2000 AA181 
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