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294727 Dennisritchie (2008 BV41)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2294727
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456800.5 (2014-May-23.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 7 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1888886250046061 9.139e-08  
a 3.152777035972963 7.5527e-08 AU
q 2.557253316701932 2.9446e-07 AU
i 9.49564361863689 1.3442e-05 deg
node 173.9942426795079 5.6246e-05 deg
peri 311.0952853827036 6.5689e-05 deg
M 56.82619578439107 3.2855e-05 deg
tp 2456477.736514116283
(2013-Jul-04.23651412)
0.00018447 JED
period 2044.741044412029
5.60
7.3475e-05
2.012e-07
d
yr
n .1760614142234911 6.3265e-09 deg/d
Q 3.748300755243993 8.9793e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      166  
   data-arc span      4042 days (11.07 yr)  
   first obs. used      2003-04-11  
   last obs. used      2014-05-05  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .61682  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-12 11:33:03  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.58403 AU 
 T_jup = 3.158 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.4 mag n/a MPO260562  

294727 Dennisritchie           Discovered 2008 Jan. 31 by T. Glinos and D. H. Levy at the Jarnac Observatory, Vail.
Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie (1941-2011) was a computer scientist and winner of the Turing, Hamming Medal and National Medal of Technology awards. He created the C programming language and was co-creator of the UNIX operating system.
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Reference: 20120207/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2012-02-09

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Alternate Designations
 2008 BV41 = 2003 HK35 
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