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9621 Michaelpalin (1993 FT26)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2009621
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 23 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1683452899313445 3.2851e-08  
a 2.263391271268244 7.6406e-09 au
q 1.882360011478518 7.6963e-08 au
i 3.684951154222445 4.1959e-06 deg
node 230.3740064225614 5.2833e-05 deg
peri 217.8661040223263 5.4777e-05 deg
M 319.2395085363312 1.6088e-05 deg
tp 2458741.323389421960
(2019-Sep-14.82338942)
5.6005e-05 TDB
period 1243.763712640537
3.41
6.2979e-06
1.724e-08
d
yr
n .2894440449912407 1.4656e-09 deg/d
Q 2.644422531057971 8.9269e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1422  
   data-arc span      13590 days (37.21 yr)  
   first obs. used      1981-10-24  
   last obs. used      2019-01-08  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .53458  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Jul-12 19:02:17  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .900273 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.5615 au 
 T_jup = 3.596 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.5   n/a MPO412251  
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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