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10653 Witsen (6030 P-L)
Classification: Outer Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2010653
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 10 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .01438674386109132 6.3618e-08  
a 3.647652901166566 4.5736e-08 AU
q 3.595175053183316 2.2804e-07 AU
i 3.311097380324678 7.6204e-06 deg
node 181.2411850117043 0.00010757 deg
peri 288.5393188818375 0.00028588 deg
M 169.7293614399731 0.00026485 deg
tp 2455800.798610754627
(2011-Aug-27.29861075)
0.0018707 JED
period 2544.59509223499
6.97
4.7858e-05
1.31e-07
d
yr
n .1414763398304764 2.6608e-09 deg/d
Q 3.700130749149817 4.6394e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1015  
   data-arc span      19690 days (53.91 yr)  
   first obs. used      1960-09-24  
   last obs. used      2014-08-22  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .51039  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Sep-12 13:57:12  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 2.6137 AU 
 T_jup = 3.098 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.3 mag n/a MPO266015  

10653 Witsen           Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
Nicolaas Witsen (1641-1717) was a Dutch lawyer, politician, scientist, graphic artist, collector, author and cartographer. He also was mayor of the city of Amsterdam and governor of the Dutch East India Company, beginning in 1693. In this capacity he initiated research on people, flora and fauna in Asia.
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Alternate Designations
 6030 P-L = 3146 T-1 
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