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10986 Govert (4313 T-3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2010986
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Orbit Diagram
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Orbit Viewer applet originally written and kindly provided by Osamu Ajiki (AstroArts), and further modified by Ron Baalke (JPL).

Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 14 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1268677579508773 4.3619e-08  
a 2.22699073510549 9.5565e-09 au
q 1.94445741356528 9.6673e-08 au
i 2.953436915936058 5.7547e-06 deg
node 116.7144371823065 8.8798e-05 deg
peri 303.7336018535728 9.2079e-05 deg
M 211.0052888508 2.3753e-05 deg
tp 2458102.893942158568
8.0414e-05 JED
period 1213.880800077349
n .296569481926941 1.909e-09 deg/d
Q 2.509524056645699 1.0769e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1122  
   data-arc span      13739 days (37.62 yr)  
   first obs. used      1977-10-07  
   last obs. used      2015-05-20  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .49173  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Jun-04 16:10:23  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .957388 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.77685 au 
 T_jup = 3.633 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.5 mag n/a MPO337351  

10986 Govert           Discovered 1977 Oct. 16 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Leiden on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
Govert Schilling (b. 1956) is a Dutch amateur astronomer and science writer. He has been popularizing astronomy since the early 1970s, later as editor of the Dutch astronomical magazine Zenit and as leader of the Amsterdam planetarium. The name was suggested by C. E. Koppeschaar.
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Reference: 20070926/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2007-09-30

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Alternate Designations
 4313 T-3 = 1982 DE4 = 1987 UY7 = 1992 EY25 
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