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39890 Bobstephens (1998 FA3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2039890
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 13 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .217316382800168 5.7381e-08  
a 2.590367801639466 1.3288e-08 au
q 2.027438440865155 1.4823e-07 au
i 5.496155795729134 4.7458e-06 deg
node 161.6970013796353 6.1297e-05 deg
peri 95.63493591796275 6.2693e-05 deg
M 77.94011494449211 1.0607e-05 deg
tp 2458670.815053369168
(2019-Jul-06.31505337)
4.5722e-05 TDB
period 1522.791964980118
4.17
1.1717e-05
3.208e-08
d
yr
n .2364078667861241 1.8191e-09 deg/d
Q 3.153297162413779 1.6176e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      549  
   data-arc span      8703 days (23.83 yr)  
   first obs. used      1995-10-26  
   last obs. used      2019-08-24  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .60892  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-23 05:38:01  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.02155 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.93714 au 
 T_jup = 3.380 
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456738.5 (2014-Mar-22.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 13 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2163741350371554 5.7437e-08  
q 2.031435919068868 1.4817e-07 au
tp 2457147.318778281862
(2015-May-04.81877828)
5.1625e-05 TDB
node 161.7420331795519 6.1324e-05 deg
peri 95.59743148525098 6.273e-05 deg
i 5.493064442911471 4.7435e-06 deg
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      549  
   data-arc span      8703 days (23.83 yr)  
   first obs. used      1995-10-26  
   last obs. used      2019-08-24  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .60892  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-23 05:38:01  

Additional Information
 Jupiter MOID = 1.93714 au 
 T_jup = 3.380 
Orbit Covariance (6×6)
  e q tp node peri i
e 3.299027818091105E-15 -8.489066177198822E-15 -2.311413131924694E-13 2.76125229548475E-14 1.881962312739675E-14 -1.003574330162041E-14
q -8.489066177198822E-15 2.195328116715339E-14 2.952449230602946E-13 -6.934822922786744E-14 -1.331426261368849E-13 2.59463585647646E-14
tp -2.311413131924694E-13 2.952449230602946E-13 2.665167286031512E-9 -6.758991858634105E-12 7.209601866951913E-10 2.569037931516766E-12
node 2.76125229548475E-14 -6.934822922786744E-14 -6.758991858634105E-12 3.760575260245556E-9 -3.743380272460865E-9 -4.051205759750709E-12
peri 1.881962312739675E-14 -1.331426261368849E-13 7.209601866951913E-10 -3.743380272460865E-9 3.935014505839715E-9 4.355134893279879E-12
i -1.003574330162041E-14 2.59463585647646E-14 2.569037931516766E-12 -4.051205759750709E-12 4.355134893279879E-12 2.250073399750328E-11

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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.9   n/a MPO493127  
rotation period rot_per 9.55 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Coley, D. (2012) Minor Planet Bull. 39, 23-24.]

39890 Bobstephens           Discovered 1998 Mar. 23 by P. Pravec at Ondřejov.
Robert Stephens (b. 1955) is a Californian amateur astronomer who has determined some 30 sets of minor-planet lightcurve parameters since becoming active in the field in 1999. His high-quality work and generosity in sharing his time and knowledge within the amateur community have set a standard for others to follow.
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Reference: 20020724/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

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