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48047 Houghten (2001 DL86)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2048047
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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 .05528474715697659 6.333e-08  
a 2.293168149662001 1.1386e-08 au
q 2.166390928319506 1.4815e-07 au
i 6.874425097352391 5.378e-06 deg
node 27.94383993693621 3.7515e-05 deg
peri 179.3876261346021 5.6041e-05 deg
M 50.9132314279767 4.1412e-05 deg
tp 2458421.117348111826
(2018-Oct-29.61734811)
0.00014578 TDB
period 1268.388449692027
3.47
9.4464e-06
2.586e-08
d
yr
n .2838247226923348 2.1138e-09 deg/d
Q 2.419945371004497 1.2015e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      651  
   data-arc span      9344 days (25.58 yr)  
   first obs. used      1992-10-22  
   last obs. used      2018-05-23  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .56664  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2018-May-31 14:47:48  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.16152 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.53868 au 
 T_jup = 3.585 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.9   n/a MPO395456  

48047 Houghten           Discovered 2001 Feb. 22 at the Tenagra II Observatory, Nogales.
Christopher Houghten (b. 1963), of Rutland, Vermont, developed a non-computer-based system to allow manually operated telescopes to be GOTO telescopes, thereby helping astronomers gather large amounts of data. His solution to the problem has been developed into a PC-based state-of-the-art control system.
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Reference: 20090806/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2011-05-09

Alternate Designations
 2001 DL86 = 1999 TY179 
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