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10985 Feast (4017 T-3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2010985
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 14 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .05095263374502532 5.8392e-08  
a 2.192107833747328 1.1453e-08 AU
q 2.080414166164799 1.3018e-07 AU
i 5.338771435672463 6.8472e-06 deg
node 46.26878905571734 5.4792e-05 deg
peri 214.0181258846065 8.5459e-05 deg
M 275.0573051764369 6.8363e-05 deg
tp 2457280.214404675155
(2015-Sep-14.71440468)
0.00022561 JED
period 1185.471992526454
3.25
9.2903e-06
2.544e-08
d
yr
n .3036765121989725 2.3799e-09 deg/d
Q 2.303801501329856 1.2036e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1066  
   data-arc span      13689 days (37.48 yr)  
   first obs. used      1977-10-07  
   last obs. used      2015-03-31  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .5138  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Apr-07 16:39:46  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.06933 AU 
 T_jup = 3.665 
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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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