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9662 Frankhubbard (1996 GS)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2009662
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 25 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1755587876937463 4.0679e-08  
a 2.764023750215253 1.2753e-08 au
q 2.278775091470741 1.1331e-07 au
i 9.31849460519652 4.6277e-06 deg
node 190.4058124857792 2.2714e-05 deg
peri 183.6508893101735 2.5126e-05 deg
M 177.9207521792829 1.1812e-05 deg
tp 2457770.964096398976
5.3024e-05 TDB
period 1678.460334944229
n .2144822802809706 1.4844e-09 deg/d
Q 3.249272408959766 1.4992e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1437  
   data-arc span      9873 days (27.03 yr)  
   first obs. used      1992-04-29  
   last obs. used      2019-05-11  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .54947  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-May-30 01:44:17  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.27873 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.21072 au 
 T_jup = 3.299 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.6   n/a MPO435792  
diameter diameter 4.857 km 0.671 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
geometric albedo albedo 0.248   0.071 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

9662 Frankhubbard           Discovered 1996 Apr. 12 by P. G. Comba at Prescott.
Named for the American harpsichord maker Frank Hubbard (1920-1976). After graduating from Harvard he traveled in Europe and gained a profound knowledge of early keyboard instruments, setting this down in his book Three Centuries of Harpsichord Making. In 1949, jointly with William Dowd, he set up a harpsichord workshop in Boston, which, through a process of fission, became the progenitor of several such workshops and led to the establishment of a tradition of harpsichord making in North America.
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Reference: 19990402/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-06-11
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