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65672 Merrick (1988 QD)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2065672
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 16 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2718405697650519 5.2799e-08  
a 2.387335011071483 1.7467e-08 au
q 1.738360501441754 1.2413e-07 au
i 24.30251693793108 7.9641e-06 deg
node 160.0177363247022 1.4243e-05 deg
peri 147.723685242943 2.2149e-05 deg
M 124.3828567931506 1.8173e-05 deg
tp 2458134.992691096921
(2018-Jan-16.49269110)
6.5301e-05 TDB
period 1347.312929817969
3.69
1.4787e-05
4.048e-08
d
yr
n .2671985045438839 2.9325e-09 deg/d
Q 3.036309520701211 2.2216e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      381  
   data-arc span      15068 days (41.25 yr)  
   first obs. used      1977-10-08  
   last obs. used      2019-01-09  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .63022  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Jul-13 06:39:33  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .756028 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.42475 au 
 T_jup = 3.368 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.7   n/a MPO309646  
diameter diameter 1.881 km 0.328 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.379   0.107 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

65672 Merrick           Discovered 1988 Aug. 16 by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker at Palomar.
In spite of facing the challenge of a rare form of leukemia, Dawson Tate Merrick (1999-2009) excelled at all he attempted, from his academic studies to sports.
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Reference: 20091004/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-10-06

Alternate Designations
 1988 QD = 1999 RE29 = 2002 FK3 
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