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2624 Samitchell (1962 RE)
Classification: Outer Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2002624
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 36 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .118089500560684 3.3611e-08  
a 3.951056655440823 3.201e-08 au
q 3.48447834831285 1.286e-07 au
i 2.796538216635286 4.6111e-06 deg
node 161.5193128603003 8.2076e-05 deg
peri 138.6917388570243 8.4538e-05 deg
M 171.9490166936238 2.1225e-05 deg
tp 2457630.358223230128
0.00016604 TDB
period 2868.588894090747
n .1254972438684382 1.5251e-09 deg/d
Q 4.417634962568796 3.579e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2573  
   data-arc span      23786 days (65.12 yr)  
   first obs. used      1954-10-20  
   last obs. used      2019-12-04  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .48703  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Dec-13 21:17:55  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 2.46964 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .824128 au 
 T_jup = 3.045 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 10.8   n/a MPO337270  
rotation period rot_per 12.41 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Dahlgren, M.; Lahulla, J.F.; Lagerkvist, C.-I.; Lagerros, J.; et al. (1998) Icarus 133, 247-285.]
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]

2624 Samitchell (1962 RE)          Discovered 1962-Sep-07 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
 1962 RE = 1954 UF = 1969 PY = 1977 NJ = 1978 RW5 = 1988 BR5 
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