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26314 Skvorecky (1998 UJ1)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2026314
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Orbit Diagram
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Orbit Viewer

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Orbit Viewer applet originally written and kindly provided by Osamu Ajiki (AstroArts), and further modified by Ron Baalke (JPL).

Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 9 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1685144533347022 4.8635e-08  
a 2.533137454042173 1.8239e-08 au
q 2.106267180752596 1.2284e-07 au
i 7.177328625315394 7.5414e-06 deg
node 72.10187811223207 9.5636e-05 deg
peri 198.3013970234946 0.00010422 deg
M 236.2370756514084 4.4196e-05 deg
tp 2458106.761175409130
0.00018206 JED
period 1472.605985246022
n .2444645774951514 2.6403e-09 deg/d
Q 2.960007727331749 2.1313e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      480  
   data-arc span      6825 days (18.69 yr)  
   first obs. used      1997-04-07  
   last obs. used      2015-12-14  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .57636  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Jan-04 14:00:30  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.09141 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.13148 au 
 T_jup = 3.419 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.2 mag n/a MPO263574  

26314 Škvorecký           Discovered 1998 Oct. 16 by J. Ticha and M. Tichy at Klet.
Josef Škvorecký (b. 1924) is one of the preeminent Czech writers of the post-World War II generation known for mordant humor and sardonic irony. Together with his wife Zdena Salivarová, he operated The Sixty-Eight Publishers in Toronto, the main Czech exile publishing house.
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Reference: 20010902/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-05-11

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Alternate Designations
 1998 UJ1 = 1997 GP38 
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