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11773 Schouten (1021 T-3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2011773
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 19 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1248417914269025 6.0043e-08  
a 2.739708138888207 2.0693e-08 au
q 2.397678066842539 1.6761e-07 au
i 7.520265489520765 7.2777e-06 deg
node 326.5272741309492 4.3196e-05 deg
peri 265.3783611807083 5.2853e-05 deg
M 338.8012722219672 3.118e-05 deg
tp 2457698.035378549625
0.00014365 JED
period 1656.360544157295
n .2173439842369325 2.4624e-09 deg/d
Q 3.081738210933877 2.3276e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1117  
   data-arc span      14068 days (38.52 yr)  
   first obs. used      1977-10-07  
   last obs. used      2016-04-13  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .4982  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Apr-25 13:12:43  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.40162 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.98707 au 
 T_jup = 3.327 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.6 mag n/a MPO358744  
rotation period rot_per 5.5402 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2016-February); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2016) Astron. J. 150, A75.]

11773 Schouten           Discovered 1977 Oct. 17 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
Cornelis Willem Schouten (1580-1625), together with Jacob Le Maire, discovered a passage from the south Atlantic to the Pacific. The Straits of Le Maire (Estrecho De Le Maire) is, with Staten Island (Isla de los Estados) and Cape Horn (Cabo de Hornos), a reminder of their epic 1615-1616 voyage.
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Reference: 20030501/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

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Alternate Designations
 1021 T-3 = 1998 FO101 
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