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10985 Feast (4017 T-3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2010985
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456800.5 (2014-May-23.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 9 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .05106257010026498 6.3165e-08  
a 2.192663392489503 1.3376e-08 AU
q 2.080700364304223 1.384e-07 AU
i 5.338825001897038 7.3107e-06 deg
node 46.2988202077785 6.0949e-05 deg
peri 213.5775130367643 9.9905e-05 deg
M 214.7757090380518 8.4691e-05 deg
tp 2457278.902168719330
(2015-Sep-13.40216872)
0.0002811 JED
period 1185.922682756188
3.25
1.0852e-05
2.971e-08
d
yr
n .3035611049814213 2.7778e-09 deg/d
Q 2.304626420674783 1.4059e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1019  
   data-arc span      13325 days (36.48 yr)  
   first obs. used      1977-10-07  
   last obs. used      2014-04-01  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .53807  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Apr-17 13:59:30  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.06789 AU 
 T_jup = 3.664 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.2 mag n/a MPO279631  

10985 Feast           Discovered 1977 Oct. 16 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
Michael Feast (b. 1926) has had a distinguished career in stellar studies of the Milky Way and the Magellanic Clouds. As director of the South African Astronomical Observatory he kept research at a high level during the difficult years when South Africa suffered because of its apartheid policies.
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Reference: 20070601/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2007-06-06

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Alternate Designations
 4017 T-3 = 1982 BN4 
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