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14016 Steller (1994 BJ4)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2014016
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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 .04667336710825969 8.0425e-08  
a 3.070188341156679 3.7858e-08 AU
q 2.926892313618374 2.4755e-07 AU
i 8.462641939243543 6.7574e-06 deg
node 275.881823593375 5.9109e-05 deg
peri 283.8161050633459 9.7169e-05 deg
M 244.0250805267632 8.0746e-05 deg
tp 2457633.505572121247
(2016-Sep-02.00557212)
0.00044447 JED
period 1964.924890646177
5.38
3.6344e-05
9.95e-08
d
yr
n .1832131099329766 3.3887e-09 deg/d
Q 3.213484368694984 3.9625e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      648  
   data-arc span      8204 days (22.46 yr)  
   first obs. used      1991-08-08  
   last obs. used      2014-01-23  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .55063  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-09 20:48:35  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.93915 AU 
 T_jup = 3.213 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.3 mag n/a MPO272707  

14016 Steller           Discovered 1994 Jan. 16 by E. W. Elst and C. Pollas at Caussols.
Appointed naturalist on Vitus Bering's second Kamchatka expedition, German botanist Georg Wilhelm Steller (1709-1746) collected some 1100 unknown plants in the vicinity of Irkutsh. He joined Bering in Okhotsh on Kamchatka's western coast and followed him on the expedition that led to the discovery of southeastern Alaska.
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Reference: 20060219/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-06-03

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Alternate Designations
 1994 BJ4 = 1996 OC 
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