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17496 Augustinus (1992 DM2)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2017496
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 11 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1730420002790647 6.1143e-08  
a 2.313893207452988 1.7958e-08 AU
q 1.913492498403182 1.401e-07 AU
i 7.126565201674114 8.2611e-06 deg
node 32.02814909717096 6.4308e-05 deg
peri 204.8283523091271 7.0744e-05 deg
M 110.076661037862 3.185e-05 deg
tp 2456607.397197042378
0.00011328 JED
period 1285.62229023342
n .2800200360050055 3.2599e-09 deg/d
Q 2.714293916502794 2.1066e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      650  
   data-arc span      15902 days (43.54 yr)  
   first obs. used      1971-05-13  
   last obs. used      2014-11-25  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .60522  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Mar-09 14:50:33  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .90646 AU 
 T_jup = 3.552 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.9 mag n/a MPO263503  

17496 Augustinus           Discovered 1992 Feb. 29 by F. Borngen at Tautenburg.
Aurelius Augustinus (354-430), born in North Africa, converted to Christianity in Milan and was bishop of the antique town Hippo from 395. His principal works De Civitate Dei, De Trinitate Dei and Confessiones, strongly influenced Christian theology and ethics.
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Reference: 20010902/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-05-11

Alternate Designations
 1992 DM2 = 1999 CD52 
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