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9621 Michaelpalin (1993 FT26)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2009621
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 30 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1683124536639561 2.3879e-08  
a 2.263193067596667 5.5363e-09 au
q 1.882269489274217 5.3368e-08 au
i 3.684815272306281 3.2087e-06 deg
node 230.3697797745282 5.1078e-05 deg
peri 217.7960569271161 5.2465e-05 deg
M 75.08019779200316 1.1696e-05 deg
tp 2458741.139556341402
(2019-Sep-14.63955634)
4.0172e-05 TDB
period 1243.600342872832
3.40
4.5632e-06
1.249e-08
d
yr
n .2894820687877641 1.0622e-09 deg/d
Q 2.644116645919118 6.4681e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1902  
   data-arc span      14115 days (38.64 yr)  
   first obs. used      1981-10-24  
   last obs. used      2020-06-16  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .4985  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Nov-13 03:12:17  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .900192 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.56117 au 
 T_jup = 3.597 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.61   n/a E2021B10  
diameter diameter 3.632 km 0.139 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.176   0.032 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

9621 Michaelpalin           Discovered 1993 Mar. 21 at the European Southern Observatory in the course of the Uppsala-ESO Survey of Asteroids and Comets.
Michael Palin (b. 1943) is a member of Monty Python's Flying Circus. His sketch with the parrot will never be forgotten. He has also written several books for children and undertaken world travelogues for television.
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Reference: 20000320/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2013-03-29

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Alternate Designations
 1993 FT26 = 1981 UZ27 = 1988 YH 
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