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27988 Menabrea (1997 VA4)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2027988
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456800.5 (2014-May-23.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 8 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2133587002501172 6.1765e-08  
a 3.044611104845535 2.8201e-08 AU
q 2.395016836748618 1.8722e-07 AU
i 7.490893790827093 7.7478e-06 deg
node 175.8880588584964 5.2139e-05 deg
peri 282.0421363600761 5.597e-05 deg
M 36.5108857419806 1.7986e-05 deg
tp 2456603.704104783444
(2013-Nov-07.20410478)
9.6157e-05 JED
period 1940.421899885601
5.31
2.696e-05
7.381e-08
d
yr
n .1855266630526197 2.5777e-09 deg/d
Q 3.694205372942452 3.4218e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      612  
   data-arc span      6410 days (17.55 yr)  
   first obs. used      1996-09-12  
   last obs. used      2014-04-01  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .57931  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Apr-17 14:26:25  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.42489 AU 
 T_jup = 3.191 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.5 mag n/a MPO250480  

27988 Menabrea           Discovered 1997 Nov. 7 by P. G. Comba at Prescott.
Luigi Federico Menabrea (1809-1896), Piedmontese mathematician and statesman, is best remembered for an article he wrote based on a lecture given in Turin by Charles Babbage. Amplified by Ada Lovelace, this lecture was one of the earliest and clearest conceptualizations of a general-purpose computing engine.
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Reference: 20020427/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

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Alternate Designations
 1997 VA4 = 1996 TN52 
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