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11302 Rubicon (1993 BM5)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2011302
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 34 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .06309632668227255 1.8088e-08  
a 2.802160836912286 1.0906e-08 au
q 2.625354781330198 5.1134e-08 au
i 1.837345559683033 4.5111e-07 deg
node 96.25958670402805 2.5085e-05 deg
peri 187.336907159797 2.9216e-05 deg
M 197.2881713454159 2.0401e-05 deg
tp 2459974.880914359791
(2023-Jan-30.38091436)
9.8969e-05 TDB
period 1713.318149483354
4.69
1.0002e-05
2.738e-08
d
yr
n .2101185936240487 1.2267e-09 deg/d
Q 2.978966892494374 1.1594e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2552  
   data-arc span      17697 days (48.45 yr)  
   first obs. used      1972-10-06  
   last obs. used      2021-03-20  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .45899  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-May-04 00:55:57  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.607 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.0997 au 
 T_jup = 3.321 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.46   n/a MPCxxxxx  

11302 Rubicon           Discovered 1993 Jan. 27 by E. W. Elst at Caussols.
The Rubicon (Latin "Rubico") was a small river that separated ancient Cisalpine Gaul from Italy. In 49 B.C. Caesar crossed this river without authorization. From this we have the expression " crossing the Rubicon", which means performing a step that definitely commits a person to a given course of action.
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Reference: 20000320/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2013-03-29

Alternate Designations
 1993 BM5 = 1972 TC8 = 1986 TL5 = 1986 UU1 = 1998 FG23 
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