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9003 Ralphmilliken (1981 UW21)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2009003
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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 .07666066183903629 4.9871e-08  
a 2.781548239594848 1.3953e-08 au
q 2.568312910610301 1.4046e-07 au
i 5.342029294104537 4.2678e-06 deg
node 124.9216273657861 6.0284e-05 deg
peri 275.1987835379908 6.7758e-05 deg
M 29.47711560759552 2.9638e-05 deg
tp 2458461.757088105968
(2018-Dec-09.25708811)
0.00013955 TDB
period 1694.448294967546
4.64
1.275e-05
3.491e-08
d
yr
n .2124585335942016 1.5987e-09 deg/d
Q 2.994783568579395 1.5023e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1860  
   data-arc span      23666 days (64.79 yr)  
   first obs. used      1955-01-14  
   last obs. used      2019-10-31  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .4815  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Nov-07 03:14:40  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.58248 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.31508 au 
 T_jup = 3.322 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.1   n/a MPO452297  
diameter diameter 15.124 km 0.064 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.052   0.003 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

9003 Ralphmilliken           Discovered 1981 Oct. 24 by S. J. Bus at Palomar.
Ralph E. Milliken (b. 1978) is a planetary science professor at Brown University. He has developed techniques for deriving the water content of hydrated minerals in meteorites and asteroids using reflectance spectroscopy and has applied them toward interpreting the surface composition of Ceres.
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Reference: MPC batch dated 2014-07-12Last Updated: 2014-08-13

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Alternate Designations
 1981 UW21 = 1955 AA = 1981 UW19 = 1983 CO2 = 1990 ST28 = 1992 AF6 = 1995 US7 
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