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391257 Wilwheaton (2006 RL1)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2391257
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 19 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .3040128402815685 3.18e-08  
a 2.642913011408039 1.5315e-08 au
q 1.839433520192768 8.2743e-08 au
i 10.87823174301442 8.6868e-06 deg
node 198.4754514022081 2.3621e-05 deg
peri 103.4916711124208 2.8739e-05 deg
M 97.60514304139836 1.5857e-05 deg
tp 2458575.006498148137
(2019-Apr-01.50649815)
6.7068e-05 TDB
period 1569.360546930418
4.30
1.3641e-05
3.735e-08
d
yr
n .2293927935834375 1.9939e-09 deg/d
Q 3.446392502623311 1.9971e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      288  
   data-arc span      14373 days (39.35 yr)  
   first obs. used      1980-07-11  
   last obs. used      2019-11-17  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .5429  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Dec-14 21:25:28  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .861489 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.98533 au 
 T_jup = 3.302 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 16.7   n/a MPO446659  

391257 Wilwheaton           Discovered 2006 Sept. 12 by T. Pauwels at Uccle.
Richard William "Wil" Wheaton III (b. 1972) is an American actor and writer, best known for his role as Wesley Crusher on the television series "Star Trek: The Next Generation". He also has a long track record of supporting various charity organizations, such as the Pasadena Humane Society and Project UROK.
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Reference: MPC batch dated 2017-01-12Last Updated: 2017-01-17

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