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16596 Stevenstrauss (1992 UN7)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2016596
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 15 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1548133838376168 5.1114e-08  
a 2.387923875365717 1.2601e-08 au
q 2.018241299873714 1.2594e-07 au
i 2.147430522794068 5.0664e-06 deg
node 195.4011125622343 0.0001189 deg
peri 345.9535754573952 0.00011983 deg
M 13.92151357598394 1.493e-05 deg
tp 2457548.378956975177
5.5825e-05 JED
period 1347.811456457241
n .2670996735302056 2.1141e-09 deg/d
Q 2.75760645085772 1.4551e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1145  
   data-arc span      14532 days (39.79 yr)  
   first obs. used      1976-06-29  
   last obs. used      2016-04-12  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .49956  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Apr-25 13:25:30  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.02043 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.20564 au 
 T_jup = 3.517 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.7 mag n/a MPO365452  

16596 Stevenstrauss           Discovered 1992 Oct. 18 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak.
Steven Strauss (b. 1943) graduated from the University of Colorado and moved to Canada in 1968, where he has been a science writer at the Toronto Globe & Mail. Strauss received the first Connaught medal for medical reporting in 1995. The name was suggested by P. Jedicke and R. Jedicke.
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Reference: 20050523/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2005-07-21

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Alternate Designations
 1992 UN7 = 1989 YP7 = 1998 KX23 = 1999 RR191 
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