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27968 Bobylapointe (1997 TM1)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2027968
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 18 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .154479981025002 3.1573e-08  
a 2.411805113294515 9.5898e-09 au
q 2.039229505156776 7.8291e-08 au
i .87084083423559 4.962e-06 deg
node 182.605594625024 0.00022855 deg
peri 105.9250879442111 0.00022916 deg
M 311.6742205645867 1.6722e-05 deg
tp 2458784.148806741821
(2019-Oct-27.64880674)
6.3664e-05 TDB
period 1368.080788338146
3.75
8.1596e-06
2.234e-08
d
yr
n .2631423546538537 1.5694e-09 deg/d
Q 2.784380721432254 1.1071e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1038  
   data-arc span      13444 days (36.81 yr)  
   first obs. used      1982-07-20  
   last obs. used      2019-05-11  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .55142  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-May-30 03:29:19  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.02245 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.37076 au 
 T_jup = 3.503 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.3   n/a MPO435958  

27968 Bobylapointe           Discovered 1997 Oct. 3 by ODAS at Caussols.
Boby Lapointe (1922-1972) was a French singer famous for his songs full of word play, puns and alliterations. He was also a mathematician who invented in 1968 a hexadecimal counting system, called bi-bi-binary.
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Reference: MPC batch dated 2015-06-02Last Updated: 2015-06-04

Alternate Designations
 1997 TM1 = 2000 EL46 
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