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4897 Tomhamilton (1987 QD6)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2004897
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 35 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .121904591052781 2.918e-08  
a 3.056199170816355 1.3247e-08 au
q 2.683634460722139 8.761e-08 au
i 11.05566250336846 3.9821e-06 deg
node 188.4142303198217 1.605e-05 deg
peri 107.0094813513144 2.2819e-05 deg
M 86.77168524790501 1.5901e-05 deg
tp 2458530.122609256399
(2019-Feb-15.62260926)
8.5838e-05 TDB
period 1951.510566884889
5.34
1.2688e-05
3.474e-08
d
yr
n .184472483064569 1.1994e-09 deg/d
Q 3.428763880910571 1.4861e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2626  
   data-arc span      25644 days (70.21 yr)  
   first obs. used      1950-08-14  
   last obs. used      2020-10-29  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .43923  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Nov-13 03:47:47  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.69486 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.87328 au 
 T_jup = 3.196 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.1   n/a MPO502200  
diameter diameter 13.711 km 0.369 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.215   0.065 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

4897 Tomhamilton           Discovered 1987 Aug. 22 by E. F. Helin at Palomar.
Thomas William Hamilton (b. 1939) determined radar and fuel requirements for the Apollo Project. Later he wrote shows (in a dozen languages and also for the deaf) for programmable planetaria, taught astronomy for 32 years and trained students to enter the planetarium field.
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Reference: 20091004/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-10-06

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Alternate Designations
 1987 QD6 = 1971 QV1 = 1971 SB1 = 1990 BN1 
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