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129342 Ependes (2005 VA4)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2129342
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456800.5 (2014-May-23.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 8 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2211380109424516 9.8489e-08  
a 2.617334712615329 4.8788e-08 AU
q 2.038542520296942 2.8504e-07 AU
i 5.075104038900612 7.2623e-06 deg
node 153.3624901354513 9.8127e-05 deg
peri 188.5194911628491 0.0001023 deg
M 62.03900398512062 2.0075e-05 deg
tp 2456533.967826749910
(2013-Aug-29.46782675)
8.9688e-05 JED
period 1546.633185681791
4.23
4.3244e-05
1.184e-07
d
yr
n .2327636593684649 6.5081e-09 deg/d
Q 3.196126904933716 5.9576e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      325  
   data-arc span      4321 days (11.83 yr)  
   first obs. used      2002-01-09  
   last obs. used      2013-11-08  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .59069  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-11 04:01:11  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.02919 AU 
 T_jup = 3.366 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.6 mag n/a MPO268060  

129342 Ependes           Discovered 2005 Nov. 5 by P. Kocher at the Observatoire Naef, Marly.
Ependes is a small village in a green landscape some 6 km from Fribourg, Switzerland. This municipality made property available for the the R. A. Naef Observatory. Its goal is to introduce astronomy to the people, especially to young people.
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Reference: 20060613/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2008-05-22

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Alternate Designations
 2005 VA4 = 2004 MP 
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