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12386 Nikolova (1994 UK5)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2012386
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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 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 17 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1456831141266839 5.6067e-08  
a 2.842241236857822 2.0906e-08 AU
q 2.428174682373097 1.5984e-07 AU
i 3.130639269481407 6.3608e-06 deg
node 53.4662353982628 0.00013352 deg
peri 2.54248265222797 0.00013644 deg
M 51.38925431260149 2.7708e-05 deg
tp 2456750.661337531886
0.00013478 JED
period 1750.208670890672
n .2056897591627162 2.2694e-09 deg/d
Q 3.256307791342548 2.3952e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1007  
   data-arc span      9309 days (25.49 yr)  
   first obs. used      1989-09-02  
   last obs. used      2015-02-27  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .49961  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Mar-09 14:30:41  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.43956 AU 
 T_jup = 3.291 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.8 mag n/a MPO267756  

12386 Nikolova           Discovered 1994 Oct. 28 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak.
Simona Rumenova Nikolova (b. 1971), a graduate student at the University of Western Ontario, calculated comet data at the Royal Astronomical Observatory in Sofia and studied at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan.
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Reference: 20020427/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

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Alternate Designations
 1994 UK5 = 1991 CO6 = 1992 JZ4 
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