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249161 (2008 BF21)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2249161
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 9 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1498723437315693 7.5015e-08  
a 3.026638293983865 4.8351e-08 au
q 2.573028919236784 2.3491e-07 au
i 13.29205092670675 9.3228e-06 deg
node 328.8602681868583 2.7517e-05 deg
peri 67.68193847776183 4.3372e-05 deg
M 222.5942379779065 3.2577e-05 deg
tp 2459734.577064135726
(2022-Jun-04.07706414)
0.00018266 TDB
period 1923.265365293556
5.27
4.6086e-05
1.262e-07
d
yr
n .1871816580781881 4.4853e-09 deg/d
Q 3.480247668730945 5.5597e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      222  
   data-arc span      6815 days (18.66 yr)  
   first obs. used      2000-08-28  
   last obs. used      2019-04-26  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .53517  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Jul-14 10:52:16  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.61326 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.1408 au 
 T_jup = 3.187 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.5   n/a MPO470658  
diameter diameter 4.605 km 0.897 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.053   0.017 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

249161 (2008 BF21)          Discovered 2008-Jan-30 by Mt. Lemmon Survey at Mount Lemmon
Reference: 20100824/Numbers.arcLast Updated: 2010-08-27

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Date/Time (TDB) Time Uncertainty
(days_HH:MM)
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
1986-Dec-20 18:43 00:02 Psych 0.0423287719689033 0.0423144661640218 0.0423430786487623 4.63873556007964 4.63873549846018 2446785.279934189 2.32734342352963 777.510445388757 150.738673984987 -24.0028832469683 18624.562273076 T 9 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2019-Jul-14 10:52:18 2019-Jul-14 10:52

Alternate Designations
 2008 BF21 = 2000 QR248 
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