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13956 Banks (1990 VG6)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2013956
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 8 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1180638690883498 5.9909e-08  
a 2.526120630740714 2.0895e-08 AU
q 2.227877055291563 1.5082e-07 AU
i 8.090692699049502 6.7405e-06 deg
node 165.1181827416646 4.4046e-05 deg
peri 350.1536407723719 5.4828e-05 deg
M 275.4914501820915 3.1644e-05 deg
tp 2457344.752976447221
(2015-Nov-18.25297645)
0.00012907 JED
period 1466.491518172246
4.02
1.8195e-05
4.982e-08
d
yr
n .2454838609968124 3.0458e-09 deg/d
Q 2.824364206189866 2.3362e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1166  
   data-arc span      11576 days (31.69 yr)  
   first obs. used      1982-12-21  
   last obs. used      2014-08-31  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .51955  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Sep-12 14:02:40  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.23856 AU 
 T_jup = 3.430 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.1 mag n/a MPO267762  

13956 Banks           Discovered 1990 Nov. 15 by E. W. Elst at the European Southern Observatory.
British botanist Joseph Banks (1743-1820) joined James Cook on the Endeavour. He proposed an experiment to move en masse a food crop (namely, breadfruit) from one location to another. The first mission, under the command of Captain Bligh, was doomed to fail, but the second in 1791 was successful.
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Reference: 20050919/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2005-09-26

Alternate Designations
 1990 VG6 = 1982 YC2 = 1994 WO2 
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