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10968 Sterken (4393 T-1)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2010968
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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 .1151215468622958 6.7594e-08  
a 3.126087671830318 3.3399e-08 AU
q 2.766207623422059 2.1287e-07 AU
i 2.436666466770754 6.1127e-06 deg
node 100.1842336215018 0.0001675 deg
peri 103.4721962481347 0.00016944 deg
M 326.2029739987519 2.7744e-05 deg
tp 2457190.029205713043
(2015-Jun-16.52920571)
0.00015669 JED
period 2018.831895273138
5.53
3.2353e-05
8.858e-08
d
yr
n .178320939372366 2.8577e-09 deg/d
Q 3.485967720238578 3.7243e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      734  
   data-arc span      16011 days (43.84 yr)  
   first obs. used      1971-03-24  
   last obs. used      2015-01-23  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .59692  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Feb-04 13:30:45  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.76531 AU 
 T_jup = 3.203 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.1 mag n/a MPO253441  

10968 Sterken           Discovered 1971 Mar. 26 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
Christiaan Sterken (b. 1946), an astronomer at the Free University of Brussels, has a particular interest in \beta Sct, \delta Sct and S Dor stars. He established the working group on Long-Term Photometry of Variables at the European Southern Observatory and was co-founder of the Journal of Astronomical Data (1995).
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Reference: 20060219/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-06-03

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Alternate Designations
 4393 T-1 = 3216 T-2 
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