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57901 Hitchens (2002 CH275)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2057901
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459396.5 (2021-Jul-01.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 32 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1493010450129053 2.9463e-08  
a 2.675570244902393 1.1739e-08 au
q 2.276104811333031 7.9907e-08 au
i 12.21039718076103 5.4248e-06 deg
node 322.4001023587474 1.6557e-05 deg
peri 116.9177108593316 2.6702e-05 deg
M 151.8145941087937 1.8974e-05 deg
tp 2458722.385008937227
(2019-Aug-26.88500894)
8.4439e-05 TDB
period 1598.53799436889
4.38
1.052e-05
2.88e-08
d
yr
n .2252057825764283 1.4821e-09 deg/d
Q 3.075035678471756 1.3491e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1796  
   data-arc span      9105 days (24.93 yr)  
   first obs. used      1996-07-14  
   last obs. used      2021-06-18  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .4546  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Jul-08 08:24:04  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.32126 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.18476 au 
 T_jup = 3.331 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.92   n/a MPO614063  
diameter diameter 5.884 km 1.450 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016AJ....152...63N)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.183   0.100 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012ApJ...759L...8M)  

57901 Hitchens           Discovered 2002 Feb. 9 by the Lowell Observatory Near-Earth Object Search at the Anderson Mesa Station.
Christopher E. Hitchens (b. 1949), an intellectual of broad interests who lists "disputation" among his hobbies, lectures copiously and writes for a number of periodicals as a pundit and critic. Hitchens is the author of numerous books, including works on Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, Mother Theresa and George Orwell.
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Alternate Designations
 2002 CH275 = 1996 NQ5 
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