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38086 Beowulf (1999 JB)
Classification: Apollo [NEO]          SPK-ID: 2038086
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 116 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .5661949346505661 7.3132e-08  
a 1.420146313375747 4.042e-09 au
q .6160666642797237 1.033e-07 au
i 23.67035417450052 1.0311e-05 deg
node 165.3367710011979 1.1284e-05 deg
peri 178.9394458877614 1.2482e-05 deg
M 232.0898165254431 1.3313e-05 deg
tp 2458820.134562886607
(2019-Dec-02.63456289)
2.3421e-05 TDB
period 618.1559629683927
1.69
2.6391e-06
7.225e-09
d
yr
n .5823772988798417 2.4863e-09 deg/d
Q 2.224225962471771 6.3305e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      480  
   data-arc span      9891 days (27.08 yr)  
   first obs. used      1992-05-01  
   last obs. used      2019-05-31  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .53572  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Jun-03 06:44:26  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .385088 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 3.19939 au 
 T_jup = 4.453 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 17.4   n/a MPO381552  
diameter diameter 0.643 km 0.146 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[neos] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016AJ....152...63N)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.469   0.258 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[neos] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016AJ....152...63N)  

38086 Beowolf           Discovered 1999 May 5 by the Lowell Observatory Near-Earth Object Search at the Anderson Mesa Station.
One of the oldest surviving texts from early Britain describes the adventures of Beowulf, a great Scandinavian warrior, in the sixth century. The name was suggested by S. Sieber.
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Reference: 20070402/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2007-07-05

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