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9999 Wiles (4196 T-2)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2009999
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459396.5 (2021-Jul-01.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 35 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .07090139416828165 1.4609e-08  
a 2.838599261585538 1.2634e-08 au
q 2.637338616454069 4.3946e-08 au
i 3.196531052009409 9.6159e-07 deg
node 76.30939989912878 5.7279e-06 deg
peri 233.146748527576 2.0335e-05 deg
M 43.46208051029902 1.6214e-05 deg
tp 2459185.606805052022
7.8829e-05 TDB
period 1746.845739777257
n .2060857417472388 1.3758e-09 deg/d
Q 3.039859906717008 1.3529e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2238  
   data-arc span      17491 days (47.89 yr)  
   first obs. used      1973-09-19  
   last obs. used      2021-08-09  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .4728  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Aug-24 20:07:53  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.62366 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.12744 au 
 T_jup = 3.304 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.03   n/a E2021B10  
diameter diameter 7.148 km 0.065 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 3.482 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2020-October); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Chang, C.K.; Ip, W.-H.; Lin, H.-W.; Cheng, Y.C.; et al. (2015) Astrophys. J. Supp. Ser. 219, A27.]
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.262   0.023 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

9999 Wiles           Discovered 1973 Sept. 29 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
Named in honor of Andrew J. Wiles (b. 1953), British mathematician world-renowned for his 1993 proof of Fermat's Last Theorem, one of the most difficult mathematical problems, which had remained unsolved for more than 350 years. A gap in the proof was closed by Wiles in 1994. His achievement came too late for him to receive the Field Medal, because Wiles was then over the age limit of 40. The International Mathematical Union therefore gave him its most prestigious award, the Silver Plaque. Wiles' fields of research are number theory and arithmetic geometry. He is a professor at Princeton University.
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Reference: 19990402/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-06-11

Alternate Designations
 4196 T-2 = 1995 EM8 
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