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46053 Davidpatterson (2001 DB77)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2046053
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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 .08751413193783204 6.9583e-08  
a 2.135513554101971 1.064e-08 au
q 1.948625939173262 1.5461e-07 au
i 3.825597168465718 4.1294e-06 deg
node 337.9316395805346 8.6727e-05 deg
peri 77.17845317730757 9.1814e-05 deg
M 37.86829418516577 2.6419e-05 deg
tp 2458480.598348009793
8.3784e-05 TDB
period 1139.861080232751
n .3158279603041546 2.3605e-09 deg/d
Q 2.322401169030679 1.1572e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      698  
   data-arc span      8139 days (22.28 yr)  
   first obs. used      1996-10-11  
   last obs. used      2019-01-23  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .54174  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Jul-13 02:35:59  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .963561 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.90837 au 
 T_jup = 3.710 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 16.3   n/a MPO359045  
diameter diameter 1.503 km 0.205 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 5.0 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-January); 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:
[Gary, B.L.; Healy, D. (2006) Minor Planet Bull. 33, 16-18.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.196   0.043 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

46053 Davidpatterson           Discovered 2001 Feb. 21 by D. Healy at Junk Bond Observatory.
A founding member of southeast Arizona's Huachuca Astronomy Club, David Patterson has, through his generosity, established an observatory, named in his honor, at the campus of the University of Arizona South in Sierra Vista.
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Reference: 20040504/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2004-05-11

Alternate Designations
 2001 DB77 = 1998 FQ141 = 1999 RX61 
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