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11302 Rubicon (1993 BM5)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2011302
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 22 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .0633010037490727 3.4763e-08  
a 2.800829228639489 1.4243e-08 au
q 2.623533927136868 9.9086e-08 au
i 1.837433128090951 3.8314e-06 deg
node 96.25960311835041 0.00014553 deg
peri 186.8831799214575 0.00015066 deg
M 71.65489414253076 3.8983e-05 deg
tp 2458259.721858737221
(2018-May-21.22185874)
0.00018571 TDB
period 1712.097021741099
4.69
1.3059e-05
3.575e-08
d
yr
n .2102684575865344 1.6039e-09 deg/d
Q 2.97812453014211 1.5144e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1831  
   data-arc span      17143 days (46.93 yr)  
   first obs. used      1972-10-06  
   last obs. used      2019-09-13  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .50513  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Sep-24 01:09:19  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.60649 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.10074 au 
 T_jup = 3.321 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.4   n/a MPO452330  

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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