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5953 Shelton (1987 HS)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2005953
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 27 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1675160449956153 3.5565e-08  
a 2.319026056487752 9.5634e-09 au
q 1.930551983263145 8.3636e-08 au
i 24.02677604602853 4.0276e-06 deg
node 137.7510327716397 9.7017e-06 deg
peri 163.5960369933412 1.5408e-05 deg
M 311.7984990926729 1.2025e-05 deg
tp 2458773.208984366244
(2019-Oct-16.70898437)
4.2977e-05 TDB
period 1289.902455348573
3.53
7.9792e-06
2.185e-08
d
yr
n .2790908711796478 1.7264e-09 deg/d
Q 2.707500129712358 1.1165e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1722  
   data-arc span      13387 days (36.65 yr)  
   first obs. used      1983-02-19  
   last obs. used      2019-10-15  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .45345  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Nov-07 02:50:30  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .921791 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.60976 au 
 T_jup = 3.446 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.6   n/a MPO384808  
rotation period rot_per 18. h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-January); Warner et al., 2009 lower-limit; Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Pravec, P.; Wolf, M.; Sarounova, L. (2012) http://www.asu.cas.cz/~ppravec/neo.htm]

5953 Shelton           Discovered 1987 Apr. 25 by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker at Palomar.
Named in honor of Ian Shelton, Canadian astronomer, best known for his discovery of the supernova in the Large Magellanic Cloud on 1987 Feb. 24. During his four years as resident observer at the University of Toronto Southern Observatory, he participated in programs with astronomers worldwide, and more recently he has generously contributed to the astronomical education of school children, parents and teachers. Name suggested and citation prepared by D. MacCormack and R. Garrison.
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Reference: 19980211/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-11-17

Alternate Designations
 1987 HS = 1983 DO = 1984 OD = 1987 FK1 
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