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4259 McCoy (1988 SB3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2004259
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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 .05090404037229421 2.8428e-08  
a 2.89083404510255 1.1006e-08 au
q 2.743678912161048 8.1459e-08 au
i 2.914694706743556 3.1415e-06 deg
node 59.69506288975441 7.4881e-05 deg
peri 16.2072946356203 8.475e-05 deg
M 89.25409659278519 3.8986e-05 deg
tp 2458555.398737922217
(2019-Mar-12.89873792)
0.00019444 TDB
period 1795.284031376935
4.92
1.0252e-05
2.807e-08
d
yr
n .2005253729817279 1.1451e-09 deg/d
Q 3.037989178044053 1.1566e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      3038  
   data-arc span      23920 days (65.49 yr)  
   first obs. used      1954-12-21  
   last obs. used      2020-06-17  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .43855  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Jun-23 16:07:28  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.75885 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.09422 au 
 T_jup = 3.287 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.5   n/a MPO502194  
diameter diameter 9.226 km 0.119 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.189   0.021 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

4259 McCoy           Discovered 1988 Sept. 16 by S. J. Bus at Cerro Tololo.
Timothy J. McCoy (b. 1964) is a curator of the national meteorite collection at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington. His research has been crucial for understanding the complex heating and melting events on the parent body of the acapulcoite and lodranite meteorites.
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Reference: 20000523/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2013-03-29

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Alternate Designations
 1988 SB3 = 1964 WO = 1976 GL4 = 1979 YD3 = 1984 YA4 
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