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6815 Mutchler (1979 MM5)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2006815
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459396.5 (2021-Jul-01.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 24 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1916493395163844 3.3443e-08  
a 2.433047152495319 8.2144e-09 au
q 1.966755272707371 8.3677e-08 au
i 1.568390016536037 3.4562e-06 deg
node 251.080361669297 0.00013396 deg
peri 127.42135386 0.00013432 deg
M 321.1932822001509 1.2318e-05 deg
tp 2459545.926845066949
(2021-Nov-27.42684507)
4.7965e-05 TDB
period 1386.19464035969
3.80
7.02e-06
1.922e-08
d
yr
n .2597037887165594 1.3152e-09 deg/d
Q 2.899339032283267 9.7886e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1804  
   data-arc span      15339 days (42.00 yr)  
   first obs. used      1979-06-23  
   last obs. used      2021-06-21  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .52145  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Jul-08 00:46:16  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .968533 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.56884 au 
 T_jup = 3.480 
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456975.5 (2014-Nov-14.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 24 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1900799860218304 3.3214e-08  
q 1.970257561040732 8.2814e-08 au
tp 2456775.048094391335
(2014-Apr-27.54809439)
4.0363e-05 TDB
node 251.3636416352607 0.00013388 deg
peri 127.30104419571 0.00013426 deg
i 1.568617710126795 3.4563e-06 deg
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1804  
   data-arc span      15339 days (42.00 yr)  
   first obs. used      1979-06-23  
   last obs. used      2021-06-21  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .52145  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Jul-08 00:46:16  

Additional Information
 Jupiter MOID = 2.56884 au 
 T_jup = 3.480 
Orbit Covariance (6×6)
  e q tp node peri i
e 1.103152650031452E-15 -2.742786629294681E-15 -2.442339038016644E-13 5.039608041597593E-15 -6.923580509705062E-14 -2.835943285406135E-17
q -2.742786629294681E-15 6.85810277622939E-15 7.212304651268708E-13 -1.187727279814759E-14 1.997782295567196E-13 1.335699584636034E-16
tp -2.442339038016644E-13 7.212304651268708E-13 1.629171040530773E-9 -1.95363781001706E-12 4.195490203049979E-10 3.551464934076875E-13
node 5.039608041597593E-15 -1.187727279814759E-14 -1.95363781001706E-12 1.792498679089978E-8 -1.791831994988368E-8 -3.054217853295533E-11
peri -6.923580509705062E-14 1.997782295567196E-13 4.195490203049979E-10 -1.791831994988368E-8 1.802533569739992E-8 3.061826637706902E-11
i -2.835943285406135E-17 1.335699584636034E-16 3.551464934076875E-13 -3.054217853295533E-11 3.061826637706902E-11 1.19457942296409E-11

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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.72   n/a E2021B10  
rotation period rot_per 2.4384 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2020-October); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Pravec, P.; Wolf, M.; Sarounova, L. (2006) http://www.asu.cas.cz/~ppravec/neo.htm]
[Pray, D.P.; Kusnirak, P.; Galad, A.; Vilagi, J.; et al. (2007) Minor Planet Bull. 34, 44-46.]

6815 Mutchler           Discovered 1979 June 25 by E. F. Helin and S. J. Bus at Siding Spring.
Max J. Mutchler (b. 1965), an astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, in June 2005 was the first person to identify Pluto's second and third satellites, using Hubble Space Telescope images.
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Reference: 20060413/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2006-04-17
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