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7327 Crawford (1983 RZ1)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2007327
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 32 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1911537216456374 1.5464e-08  
a 2.200658504191346 4.7066e-09 au
q 1.779994441044049 3.3891e-08 au
i 3.853018630320158 1.2063e-06 deg
node 15.74874845081336 9.6331e-06 deg
peri 297.4713845879556 1.1888e-05 deg
M 172.5597527565945 6.6598e-06 deg
tp 2458628.936591338184
2.1659e-05 TDB
period 1192.414939354336
n .3019083274777917 9.6856e-10 deg/d
Q 2.621322567338643 5.6063e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2395  
   data-arc span      41118 days (112.57 yr)  
   first obs. used      1908-08-25  
   last obs. used      2021-03-23  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .48925  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-May-03 23:24:06  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .768266 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.6599 au 
 T_jup = 3.638 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.36   n/a MPCxxxxx  

7327 Crawford           Discovered 1983 Sept. 6 by E. Bowell at the Anderson Mesa Station of Lowell Observatory.
Named in honor of David L. Crawford (b. 1931), astronomer at the Kitt Peak National Observatory recognized for his fundamental contributions to protecting dark skies around observatories from light pollution through good outdoor lighting practices. In 1972 he was instrumental in establishing the first comprehensive lighting code, which regulated outdoor lighting in southern Arizona, and the code has become a model for such regulation throughout the world. Crawford was cofounder and executive director of the International Dark-Sky Association, a worldwide organization dedicated to the preservation of dark skies. He was also responsible for establishing the fundamental standards of the Strömgren photometric system. Name suggested and citation provided by D. R. Davis.
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Reference: 19990402/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-06-11

Alternate Designations
 1983 RZ1 = 1976 JC7 = 1980 VD4 = A908 QC 
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