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23404 Bomans (1972 RG)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2023404
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 11 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2479259137176766 6.6716e-08  
a 2.281963299124833 1.4791e-08 au
q 1.716205463119105 1.4768e-07 au
i 21.74761758576254 8.6974e-06 deg
node 172.9131786218423 1.4987e-05 deg
peri 244.1408496741888 2.3443e-05 deg
M 221.023235352291 1.995e-05 deg
tp 2458086.572561743702
7.1954e-05 JED
period 1259.103438415072
n .2859177324248745 2.7799e-09 deg/d
Q 2.84772113513056 1.8458e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      746  
   data-arc span      15922 days (43.59 yr)  
   first obs. used      1972-09-15  
   last obs. used      2016-04-19  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .49739  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Apr-25 13:41:06  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .814247 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.80667 au 
 T_jup = 3.472 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.0 mag n/a MPO266078  

23404 Bomans           Discovered 1972 Sept. 15 by T. Gehrels at Palomar.
Godfried Jan Arnold Bomans (1913-1971) was a popular Dutch author known for his books of modern-day fairy tales and his short, humorous pieces full of parody and acerbic wit. His young-adult fantasy novel Eric in the Land of the Insects (1940) was turned into a film in 2004. The name was suggested by L. E. Timmerman.
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Reference: 20091202/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-04-12

Alternate Designations
 1972 RG = 1955 WJ = 1986 RG4 = 1991 EO7 = 1998 DO13 = 1999 LJ31 = 2001 BH51 
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